Africa and the International Criminal Court

The Relationship Between Africa and the International Criminal Court

Professor Charles C. Jalloh, a Fulbright Lund Distinguished Chair at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, lectured on the relationship between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Africa and shared insights on its core legal and political challenges. The following is a summary of the session, divided into three parts: Africa’s initial enthusiasm for the ICC, why…

racism in europe

Being Black in Europe: Getting the Facts Straight

“It is a reality both shameful and infuriating.” This is how Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), initiates the agency’s report “Being Black in the EU.” On April 3, Rossalina Latcheva from FRA will present the report at the Wednesday Nights Rights event in Lund, Sweden, organized by the…

local Human Rights

Human Rights Cities in Focus in Geneva

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is co-organising a side event at the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council this Friday in Geneva. The event will evaluate the progress, opportunities and challenges for local promotion of human rights. Last year, the council adopted the Resolution on Local Government and Human Rights. Above all, it aims…

UPF & RWI Lecture / The Relation Between Africa and the ICC

Why are relations between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and African states so tense? There are a range of legal and political reasons for the confusion and uneasy interaction between these two entities. Dr. Charles Chernor Jalloh will speak about these issues and possible solutions in a RWI and Association of Foreign Affairs (UPF) joint…

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…