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Kenya Probation Service: Human Rights Training

RWI’s Nairobi office recently undertook the first ever known probation service human rights audit, in cooperation with the Kenya Probation and Aftercare Service (KPAS). The audit was measured according to the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules on Non-Custodial Measures (Tokyo Rules) and the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for…

national determined contributions (NDCs).

Are Countries of the Asia Pacific Considering Human Rights When Combating Climate Change?

This baseline study finds that only a handful of countries in the Asia Pacific have included direct references to human rights in their Paris Agreement action plans to combat climate change, their so-called national determined contributions (NDCs). Of the 32 countries analyzed, India, Indonesia, the Marshall Islands, Nepal, and the Philippines included a direct reference…

CSHL Conference

Strengthening Cambodians’ Human Rights Research

The Centre for Study of Humanitarian Law (CSHL) recently held their fourth academic conference on human rights at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phenom Penh. Director of RWI’s Phenom Penh office, Hanna Johnsson, who presented some welcoming remarks, said the event was an important way to strengthen the focus on human rights…

human rights defenders

Human Rights Defenders and the Role of Business

When human rights defenders are put in danger in an often shrinking civil space, what role can businesses play to make a positive difference to situations where human rights are being violated? This episode of ’On Human Rights’ features the full length seminar on the role of business in the violation and protection of human…

business human rights partnership

Less Blame, More Partnership

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law recently held the third phase of a course on Human Rights, Gender Equality and Environment/Climate Change in the Framework of the SDGs in South Asia. Participants from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and India met for two days in Sri Lanka. RWI’s Regional Asia Programme…