Lund office

lund human rightsToday, our dynamic headquarters has around 35 staff members working with human rights research, policy, education and direct engagement. The office provides researchers, staff and students with a conducive study and work environment. We regularly hold lectures, high-level roundtables and other events and organise much of our work that we do on a national level from Lund.

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute Library

The Lund office is home to the Raoul Wallenberg Institute Library, one of the most extensive human rights libraries in Europe. Read more about the library.

The Master’s Programme in International Human Rights Law

Together with the Law Faculty at Lund University, the Institute runs the Master’s Programme in International Human Rights Law. Read more about that renowned 2-year programme.

The Lund Human Rights Research Hub

The Lund Human Rights Research Hub (LHRRH) is a joint initiative between Lund University and the Institute. The hub serves to showcase the wide range of human rights research undertaken at Lund University/RWI and to stimulate increased collaboration and multi-disciplinary research and education. Read more.

The Anna Lindh Lecture

In 2005, we decided to honour the memory of the late Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Anna Lindh, by hosting an annual Anna Lindh Lecture to be given by a distinguished scholar, politician, diplomat or international top-level civil servant at Lund University. Read more.

Human Rights Cities Project

Together with the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) have started a cooperation on human rights in Swedish municipalities and regions. The Swedish Human Rights City Project aims to set out standards for what characterizes a human rights municipality or region (‘Human Rights Cities’) and how this is implemented in practical terms in the Swedish context. Read more.

The Swedish Forum for Human Rights

We co-organise Scandinavia’s largest human rights event every year with a number of other organisations in Sweden. Thousands attend the forum held each year in a different city around the country. Read more.

The Swedish Human Rights Film Festival

The Swedish Human Rights Film Festival will take place from March 31 to April 2 in Lund and Stockholm. The new festival features six films and a number of panel discussions on the most important and pressing human rights topics we face today.


Stora Gråbrödersgatan 17 B
P.O. Box 1155
SE-221 05 Lund, Sweden
Phone +46 46 222 12 00

For more information about our work in Lund, please contact:

Rolf Ring

Rolf Ring

Deputy Director, Head of the Department for Administration and Finance

Phone: + 46 46 222 12 08

Rolf Ring is the Deputy Director and Head of the Department for Administration and Finance. Prior to joining the Institute, he worked as a Project Co-ordinator for the Swedish Red Cross and served as an assistant to the Chair in International Law at the Faculty of Law, Lund University. He has experiences from designing, managing and monitoring international programmes as well as evaluations. Rolf holds a LL.M. from Lund University.

Curriculum Vitae


  • LL.M (Lund University, with specialisation in international law)

Work Experience

  • 1998-2000: Programme Manager, RWI
  • 1989-1998: Programme Officer, RWI
  • 1988-1989: Project Co-ordinator, Swedish Red Cross
  • 1987-1988: Assistant to the Chair of International Law at the Faculty of Law, Lund University

Selected Publications

  • Release and Repatriation of Prisoners of War during the Hostilities, Paper for the Summer School on International Humanitarian Law, Warsaw, Poland, edited and published by the Dissemination and Co-operation Division ICRC, 1988.
  • Release and Repatriation of Prisoners of War during and at the End of the Active Hostilities, Graduate Essay at the Law Faculty, University of Lund, 1991.
  • Raoul Wallenberg institutets program för rättsutveckling i utvecklingsländer (The Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s Programme for Legal Development in Developing Countries), Mennesker og Rettigheter, Vol. 11, No 1, pp 94-96 (together with Mr M. Johansson).
  • Article 13 in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a common standard of Achievement, edited by Gudmundur Alfredsson and Asbjörn Eide, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague 1999.
  • The Inspection Panel of the World Bank, A Different Complaints Procedure, co-edited with Gudmundur Alfredsson, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2001.
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