On 28 August 2023, Director Morten Kjaerum spoke at the OHCHR expert meeting on enhancing capacity-building for local governments to incorporate human rights into all their work, in Geneva. Morten Kjaerum was part of the first panel titled Human … Continue reading » “OHCHR Expert Meeting”Continue readingMore Tag
The Icelandic Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, The Icelandic Ministry of Education and Children and the Council of Europe organised a one-day high level conference on March 30.
The Icelandic Presidency invited member states … Continue reading » “Moving Forward in the Struggle to Fight Violence Against Children”Continue readingMore Tag
Nations are not doing enough to protect their countries, cities, citizens and livelihoods from the devastating hazards and disasters that climate change entail. Droughts are severe, seas are rising, and disasters are increasing. Species are disappearing, floods and fires are … Continue reading » “What IPCC Says About Migration and Human Rights”Continue readingMore Tag
Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which advocates against the discrimination women undergo in their professional scientific fields. The recognition of women in science, as actors of change and engaged professionals, has always faced issues. … Continue reading » “Women in Science: Towards an Inclusive Future?”Continue readingMore Tag
On the 29th of October, the Lund Disability Human Rights Clinic concluded its latest course for students at the Faculty of law at Lund University. Led by Anna Bruce, Senior Researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, the Human Rights… Continue reading » “Human Rights Clinic Autumn 2021 – “Working with life changing cases”” Continue readingMore Tag
On November 22, we hosted the last and fourth webinar in our series on Covid-19 and Human RIghts, based on the book edited by Morten Kjaerum, Amanda Lyons and Martha. Davis.
We focused on what the building blocks will be … Continue reading » “How Human Rights Can Contribute to Building Forward Fairer”Continue readingMore Tag
On 2-3 November 2021, RWI will convene a workshop bringing together civil society actors, scholars, and decision-makers to debate the nature and dynamics of Syrian refugee returns from neighbouring countries. There are still a few seats available for persons who … Continue reading » “Return? – Challenges, dilemmas, and obstacles concerning Syrian refugees return dynamics from neighbouring countries”Continue readingMore Tag
Ahead of the World Human Rights Cities Forum 2021 (7-10th of October) we talked to Morten Kjaerum and Helena Olsson about their thoughts and hopes for the event.
The harassment and abuse of LGBTQI+ people occurs all over the world. Pride celebrations, weeks, parades and months are extremely powerful – bringing together a social and political movement to fight for inclusion and respect for human rights. Such movements … Continue reading » “World Pride Film Festival Screening: Welcome to Chechnya”Continue readingMore Tag