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New Human Rights Cities Network Launched

The Human Rights Cities Network will mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by launching their online platform to the public today. The network aims to provide a place for people to connect and promotes the expansion of cities that protect, promote and fulfil human rights. The founder and Director of…

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Free and Equal? Human Rights Day

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights…”  These are the opening words to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights written 70 years ago next month. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is hosting an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN. War, death…

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WHRCF Key Takeaways

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law participated recently in the World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) in South Korea. Representing the Institute was RWI’s Director Morten Kjaerum, Sabastian Saragih a Programme Officer for RWI’s Regional Asia Programme, Sofie Viborg RWI’s Academic Assistant, Bahar Özden Çoşgun a Programme Officer for RWI’s Turkey Programme,…

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,…