Environmental Rights

Why Environmental Rights are Human Rights

Can you link environmental protection to peacebuilding and human rights? Yes indeed, says Maria Andrea Nardi. She is an affiliated researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Nardi participates in an interdisciplinary research project focused on environmental policies and peacebuilding in post-conflict Uganda and Colombia. She works together with RWI…

China toxic week

“Toxic Week” – A Roundtable in China

With the world’s largest chemicals industry, China faces many well-known challenges. These include air pollution, water contamination, and toxic products. Despite these issues, the country has the potential to positively contribute to progress globally. To expand on this potential, RWI recently convened a roundtable called on “Sound Chemicals Management Beyond 2020: Exploring Challenges and Opportunities…

climate change in maldives

Environmental Challenges in the Maldives

RWI recently organized a regional meeting in Bangkok for National Human Rights Institutions in Asia to discuss human rights, the environment and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The meeting was the third phase of RWI’s Blended Learning Course on Human Rights and the Environment in the Framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, and was dedicated…

Axfoundation

Report Release: QuizRR Impact Assessment for Axfoundation

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law recently carried out an impact assessment of QuizRR Rights and Responsibilities, a digital educational tool which aims to strengthen knowledge of and respect for labour rights in factories in China. The assessment was commissioned by Axfoundation, which since 2015 has supported use of QuizRR among companies…