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…

Book launch

Book Launch: “Rescuing Human Rights: A Radically Moderate Approach”

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute welcomes you to the launch of the book “Rescuing Human Rights: A Radically Moderate Approach” by Hurst Hannum on May 28, 14.00-15-30. The development of human rights is one of the most significant achievements in international relations and law since 1945. However, the concept is constantly challenged. Actors like authoritarian regimes and nationalists…

roma in copenhagen

Law and Life Among Homeless Roma in Copenhagen

PhD Camilla Ida Ravnbøl from University of Copenhagen recently presented her main findings from her PhD thesis “Bottle Hunters: An Ethnography of Law and Life among Homeless Roma in Copenhagen.” The Roma are part of the Copenhagen cityscape, yet barely noticed by the other residents. Nevertheless, they are at the heart of political debates about destitute EU…