Our Activities in China

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute initiated activities in China in the mid-1990s, upon the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (PRC). For more than two decades, we have worked to strengthen academic and justice institutions and networks for the promotion and protection of human rights in China.

Beijing

Our previous programme in China was mainly focused on strengthening human rights knowledge, understanding and skills within Chinese academia.

Beijing, 2019

Our cooperation partners included Peking University, China University of Political Science and Law, and East-Lake Institute for Social Advancement in Wuhan. Over the years, we have developed a comprehensive capacity development programme particularly in the areas of human rights and gender equality, anti-discrimination and the rights of persons with disabilities.

West Gate at Peking UniversityWest Gate, Peking University N509FZ, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

In step with China’s growing economic power and influence around the world, there is growing interest among different stakeholders to engage with Chinese counterparts on the social, human rights and environmental impacts of ‘Global China’ and Chinese overseas investments.

Together with our partners China Dialogue, Mahidol University, Made in China Journal and City University of Hong Kong RWI developed a range of initiatives focusing on China’s global impacts and role in multilateral issues related to human rights, the environment and sustainable development.

Our China programme was financially supported by Swedish Development Cooperation.

Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven meets with RWI’s Chinese cooperation partners in RWI’s office in Beijing, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven meets with RWI’s Chinese cooperation partners in RWI’s office in Beijing, 2015

Sida Director General Carin Jämtin meeting with RWI partners at Peking University in 2019

 

Sida Director General Carin Jämtin meeting with RWI partners at Peking University in 2019

Human rights literature translations and publications supported by RWI China Programme: 1999-2022
Further Readings

China Programme Staff


Malin Oud

Malin Oud

Director of the Stockholm Office and China Programme Director

Phone: +46 (0)76 830 6088
E-mail: malin.oud@rwi.lu.se

Malin Oud, Director of the Stockholm Office and China Programme Director

Malin Oud has over 20 years’ professional experience in the field of human rights, rule of law and sustainable development with her work focusing primarily on China. She has worked for international organisations, government agencies and multinational corporations, covering diverse issues such as freedom of expression, democracy, and business and human rights. She is currently the Director of RWI’s Stockholm Office and China Programme, having initially joined the Institute over twenty years ago as Director of the Beijing Office.

Oud is an adviser to the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, a member of the Advisory Boards of Mercator Institute for China Studies and the Hong Kong-based NGO China Labour Bulletin, and was in 2023 appointed by the Swedish government to serve in the Expert Group for Aid Studies. In 2011-2016, Oud founded and managed the consultancy Tracktwo. Prior to that, she managed initiatives for democracy and freedom of expression at the Swedish International Development Agency. From 2001 to 2009, she was based in Beijing as the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s China office director.

Oud’s current research interests include China’s ambitions as international norm entrepreneur and standard-setter at the UN, and she is co-editor and co-author of the publication The Decoding China Dictionary, a guide for policy-makers on China’s interpretation and understanding of key terms in international relations and development cooperation. She is an experienced public speaker, moderator, and expert commentator in Swedish media and international policy forums. Oud studied Chinese language, social anthropology and international human rights law in Lund, Kunming, and London, and holds an MA in International Development from Melbourne University.

Malin Oud CV

Malin on LinkedIn

 

Recent publications:

Sample speaking engagements and media interviews

Keywords: Business and human rights, human rights and the environment, human rights and development, China

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