Another Step Forward for the Dissemination of Human Rights in Myanmar

Assistant librarian Saw Harrison (left) and IT-administrator Yet Htet Ko (right) from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) received their new library catalogue at the ongoing RWI conference for human rights librarians in Bangkok. “This catalogue will allow the commission’s staff and target groups to easily access human rights resources available at the library,”…

Swedish Prime Minister visits RWI in China

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited the Beijing field office of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law on 27 March. He met with Merethe Borge MacLeod, the head of RWI’s Beijing field office, as well as with Chinese human rights professors and students. “We really appreciated this opportunity to introduce the…

“A Librarian Can Promote Human Rights”

This interview is an excerpt from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s recently published “Developing a Human Rights Library” resource. Amani Hamarsheh has worked as a librarian at the University of Jordan Library in Amman for ten years. She has also participated in the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s library training. Here are her thoughts on the role that…