born free and equal

Free and Equal? Human Rights Day

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights…”  These are the opening words to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights written 70 years ago next month. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is hosting an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN. War, death…

WHRCF participants

WHRCF Key Takeaways

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law participated recently in the World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) in South Korea. Representing the Institute was RWI’s Director Morten Kjaerum, Sabastian Saragih a Programme Officer for RWI’s Regional Asia Programme, Sofie Viborg RWI’s Academic Assistant, Bahar Özden Çoşgun a Programme Officer for RWI’s Turkey Programme,…

“The Real Power of Hope: That It Has a Contagion Effect”

The first inaugural Raoul Wallenberg Address delivered by Dr Helen Durham AO, Director of International Law and Policy of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Dr Helen Durham AO argued in a recent speech in Stockholm that history teaches us that many of the seemingly impossible challenges we face today in fact are not…