Lund Office

lund human rights
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. Read more about our work in Sweden.


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.

Europe office

The Europe Office was established in September 2016 and currently there are five staff members working on the team. The main initiative is an academic cooperation on human rights in Belarus, 2015-2019. Read more about our work in Belarus.

For more information about our Europe office, please contact:


Zuzana Zalanova

Zuzana Zalanova

Director of the Europe Office

Phone: +46 46 222 12 57

Zuzana has been promoting human rights, good governance, and civic engagement in various capacities in Europe and Central Asia.

Prior to joining RWI’s Europe Office, Zuzana was in charge of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Ukraine with focus on civic and youth engagement. She previously coordinated rule of law programmes of the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) in Mongolia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, supported regional human rights and justice initiatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Europe and Central Asia, and managed the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, a platform of civil society actors from the EU and Russia. Zuzana holds a BA degree in Political Science, an MA degree in Security Studies, and a joint (BA and MA) degree in International Relations with a specialisation in Non-Profit Management from her studies in the Czech Republic (Charles University, University of Economics) and the United Kingdom (University of Reading).

David Eile

David Eile

Senior Programme Officer

Phone: +46 46 222 12 58

David Eile currently works as a Senior Programme Officer responsible for various projects under RWI’s Europe Office, focusing on different forms of academic cooperation in Europe and Cuba. Since joining RWI in 2006, David worked with various human rights programmes in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. David has an MA in Anthropology from Lund University and is a doctoral candidate in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Uppsala.


Europe Office
Box 1155
221 05 Lund
Tel: +46 46 222 12 32


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