A scholarly sort of activist

Maria Green has a long and varied background within human rights, and came in 2012 to Lund and the Institute full of experience from the NGO sector and academia. But however deep-rooted her understanding and passion is for human rights, her career started in a completely different place. – I was actually first a Sanskritist,…

Welcome to the chair!

We meet at the Court of Appeal for Skåne and Blekinge in Malmö, where Lennart Svensäter since 2009 is presiding as President. It is a beautiful building by the Central station in Malmö, black and glistering in the cold January snow. Walking with Lennart through the building means nodding here and chatting there. He is…

Training workshop on Business and Human Rights

At the end of 2012, Raoul Wallenberg Institute signed a four year capacity development project with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency focusing on developing the capacity of the newly established Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (‘MNHRC’). The first activity under the project is a training workshop on Business and Human Rights which was held…

Training workshops in Vietnam

In cooperation with its partner, the Vietnamese Institute for Human Rights, the Institute has organized two training workshops on International Human Rights Law and the Role and Functions of National Human Rights Institutions. The workshops was held in Hanoi, Vietnam, from 27 January until 2 February 2013. The workshops are the first activities of the Institute’s human…

A new challenge – Human Rights in Cambodia

The program in Cambodia is a result of several years exploring and building of networks in Cambodia by the Institute, and will be financed by Sida with 43, 3 million SEK for five years. It is carefully designed to find new venues for cooperation and dialogue between various actors in Cambodia, and will initially be…