Regional Asia Research

Call for Applications: Regional Human Rights Research Initiative 2019

As part of the Regional Asia Programme on Human Rights and Sustainable Development 2017-2021, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) hereby calls for applications from academics (both researchers and lecturers) affiliated with academic institutions in countries eligible for international development cooperation in Asia and the Pacific1 to participate in our…

Migrants

Podcast: The Truth About Migrants

François Crépeau, the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, speaks with Matthew Scott, RWI’s Team Leader for People on the Move, about migration, its causes, effects and the attitudes surrounding it. “My generation is very afraid because we lived our childhoods in the fifties and early sixties, it was not a…

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Kenya Probation Service: Human Rights Training

RWI’s Nairobi office recently undertook the first ever known probation service human rights audit, in cooperation with the Kenya Probation and Aftercare Service (KPAS). The audit was measured according to the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules on Non-Custodial Measures (Tokyo Rules) and the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for…

international human rights master's

A Journey to Human Rights

Armando Perla graduated in 2009 from Lund University’s International Human Rights Law Master’s Programme, which is jointly run by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. Born and raised in El Salvador, he moved to Canada when he was 21 as an asylum seeker, and was granted refugee status. Perla studied political sciences, and obtained a Bachelor of Laws…

modern slavery

Podcast: What is Modern Slavery?

In 2016, a United Nations study found that more than 40 million people around the world were victims of modern slavery – forced labour and forced marriage. What’s more, it was recently discovered that unaccompanied minors immigrating to Sweden have been working under slave-like conditions. So, RWI sat down with Urmila Bhoola, the UN Special Rapporteur…