Gwangju

Call for Papers: The 9th World Human Right Cities Forum

Local Governments, Human Rights and Sustainable Development: Reimagining Human Rights Cities The City of Gwangju is hosting the 9th World Human Rights Cities Forum, 30th September – 3rd October 2019. Since it was first held in 2011, World Human Rights Cities Forum has solidified its place as an international forum to learn, share and maximize the…

journalists

“How Do We Put an End to the Hunting Season on Journalists?”

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is co-organising the Raoul Wallenberg Address 2019, an annual lecture focusing on civil courage, on June 5.  The theme of this year’s event is courage in defence of media freedoms. Martin Schibbye, Editor in Chief of Blankspot, will deliver the keynote address. He will be joined by renowned Australian journalist Peter Greste. Schibbye is…

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…