Why Cities Are Taking the Lead Role in Human Rights Work

The World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) is taking place this week in Gwangju, South Korea. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute has been working with the human rights cities concept for a number of years. WHRCF writes that “A Human Rights City upholds the principles of nondiscrimination, democracy, and participation regardless of race, sex, skin color,…

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Still Room for Improvement for Disability Rights in Sweden

RWI recently organised a four day Summer School for disability and human rights in Lund in cooperation with Funktionsrätt Sverige (Disability Rights Sweden). The Summer School brought together law students, members of civil society organisations and practitioners from different levels of governance. It focused on how Swedish and international law, including the Convention of the…

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Human Rights Cities and the SDGs

Cities are playing a central role in the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The latest report by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute focuses on the interlinkages between the SDGs and human rights, and the specific ways human rights cities can implement the SDGs to further the rights of urban residents. While cities are…

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Lund Becomes Sweden’s First Human Rights City

Lund’s municipal council voted last week to work systematically with human rights. The decision makes Lund the first “human rights city” in Sweden. Lund municipality has collaborated with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute to develop a systematical work procedure regarding human rights issues since 2016. This means that the city is working internally with a human…