The Raoul Wallenberg Prize 2020

At the initiative of the Swedish Government and the Hungarian Parliament, the Council of Europe has created a Raoul Wallenberg Prize in order to keep the memory of Raoul Wallenberg’s achievements alive. Starting in 2014, the Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize, worth €10.000, has been awarded every two years in order to reward extraordinary humanitarian…

reparations

Reparations on the UN Agenda

Human rights are supposed to ensure freedom and equal rights for everyone. Yet, the universal human rights regime still has to address many global inequalities. Michael McEachrane, Visiting researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, recently participated in two UN events concerning respectively the rights of people of African descent and reparations for the consequences of colonialism. This…

Disaster Risk Reduction

Recognising Displacement and Human Rights at the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

Last month, over 4,000 people assembled in Geneva for a meeting that showcased state-of-the-art approaches to addressing the growing challenges associated with climate change, urbanisation, inequality and disaster. This is a blog post from Matthew Scott, RWI’s Team Leader for the People on the Move thematic area, who attended the meeting: The delegates from around the world…

Environmental Rights

Why Environmental Rights are Human Rights

Can you link environmental protection to peacebuilding and human rights? Yes indeed, says Maria Andrea Nardi. She is an affiliated researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Nardi participates in an interdisciplinary research project focused on environmental policies and peacebuilding in post-conflict Uganda and Colombia. She works together with RWI…