From California to Charles Taylor

Nicholas Koumjian started out his career as a district attorney in Los Angeles, but moved into the international arena via pro bono work representing Ivory Coast. Soon he changed his focus from California to war scenes around the world. Since year 2000 Nicholas Koumjian´s involvement with international criminal law has brought him to see and…

Cambodia in focus

Globala Litteraturbaren (The Global Literature Bar) is a collaboration between The Raoul Wallenberg Institute and Litteraturbaren in Lund. With two public events anually, it will focus on areas and countries where the Institute is active. On May 14 at the Grand Hotel, Lund, writer Peter Fröberg Idling from Stockholm discussed his two books on Cambodia…

Rights right in his heart

Professor Chan-Un Park came to Lund in the autumn of 2012 and is spending his last few months at the Institute focusing on how human rights mechanisms can be implemented.  But however technical his research is, he himself believes human rights is starting in a state of mind. – It has to start in people´s…

Search for common ground

Participants from all over the Nordic countries came to Lund to take part in a seminar that will discuss if the Nordic countries are fulfilling their requirements of the Paris Principles through their National Human Rights Institutions. Among the invited guests are representatives from the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Åbo Academy and the Icelandic Human…

More, better communication…

– To communicate how the Institute is a relevant actor in a highly competitive international environment is of increasing importance, says Mikael Johnsson, the Institute´s Strategic adviser. Communication, and a wish to communicate more clear and  professionally outside and inside the Institute have been on the wish list for the management of the Institute for…