The Way Forward on the Protection of Persons with Disabilities During Armed Conflict

On 3-4 October, 2019, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute hosted an international workshop in Lund* focused on the intersection between international humanitarian law (IHL), human rights law as it applies to the  protection of persons with disabilities during armed conflicts. The workshop brought together international experts from around the world to develop a future agenda to address the protection needs of…

Achieving Sustainable, Inclusive and Climate-Resilient Cities

Recently, Gabriella Fredriksson, head of RWI’s Inclusive Societies team, was joined by civil servants from Indonesia, Zimbabwe and Turkey in Lund as part of a new programme on Sustainable, Inclusive and Climate-Resistant Cities. This was the second step of the three-pronged initiative to join sustainable development goals and human rights by engaging local actors within…

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Reparations on the UN Agenda

Human rights are supposed to ensure freedom and equal rights for everyone. Yet, the universal human rights regime still has to address many global inequalities. Michael McEachrane, Visiting researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, recently participated in two UN events concerning respectively the rights of people of African descent and reparations for the consequences of colonialism. This…

Afro-Swedes Facing Discrimination

These Are the Issues Facing Afro-Swedes

In our latest episode of the “On Human Rights” podcast, we speak to Nike Sandberg, spokesperson for the Afro-Swede Network in Skåne. RWI’s visiting researcher Michael McEachrane sat down with her to talk about her work and the situation for Afro-Swedes in the country.

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EU and Arab States Join Forces to Protect Disability Rights

The EU and the Arab region recently adopted a historical declaration on the rights of people with disabilities. At a two-day conference in Valletta, Malta, ministers from both regions met with civil society organisations and disability rights experts. The European Commission and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA) also attended.…