human rights defenders

Human Rights Defenders and the Role of Business

When human rights defenders are put in danger in an often shrinking civil space, what role can businesses play to make a positive difference to situations where human rights are being violated? This episode of ’On Human Rights’ features the full length seminar on the role of business in the violation and protection of human…

cities network

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…

Rebecca Stern

Rebecca Stern: Human Rights Are For Humans, Not Citizens

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law recently sat down with Rebecca Stern, a member of our board, to discuss her interest in human rights. As well as being a member of RWI’s board, Stern is a lawyer with a doctoral degree in International Law from Uppsala University. She wrote her doctoral…

climate change in maldives

Environmental Challenges in the Maldives

RWI recently organized a regional meeting in Bangkok for National Human Rights Institutions in Asia to discuss human rights, the environment and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The meeting was the third phase of RWI’s Blended Learning Course on Human Rights and the Environment in the Framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, and was dedicated…

business podcast

How Can Business Help Protect Human Rights?

What are the roles and responsibilities of businesses in regards to the protection of human rights? Is dialogue and self-regulation enough or is further legislation required? In this episode of ‘On Human Rights’ Stockholm Office Director, Malin Oud, sat down with the Ambassador for Sustainable Business at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Jakob Kiefer…