RWI’s Regional Programme in Africa – Launched!

On 1-3 October 2019, RWI officially launched our Regional Africa Programme (RAP). The three-day event emphasised the importance of ongoing cooperation in the region. Celebrating the beginning of the Implementation Phase of the Programme, Senior Programme Officer, Chris Muthuri said the decision to launch the programme now came because of its unique structure. After a…

Dunja-Mijatovic

The State of Human Rights in Europe: Forward and Back?

This year, Lund University and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute are proud to present Ms. Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, as the 13th annual Anna Lindh speaker giving a lecture at the University of Lund. Ms. Mijatovic will, among other things, address the rise of intolerance in Europe. In particular, she will…

The New Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights

Ms. Ilze Brands Kehris of Latvia, a senior research fellow at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute from 2016-2019, will become the next Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights and Head of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in New York. She succeeds Andrew Gilmour of the United Kingdom. Ms. Brands Kehris has served…

Sharing Experiences and Perspectives on the Connetion Between Human Rights and E-Health

The connection between human rights and eHealth was at the heart of the discussions during early October, when a group of researchers and representatives from the Ministry of Health from Belarus visited the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund. During 2019 the group has worked on an applied research project regarding the human rights implications of…

Senegal Research

Call for Proposals from Senegal: Migration and International Law in West Africa

In French below: Applications to receive research support are now open to researchers based in Senegal. The object of the proposals must be migration and international law. Both ‘migration’ and ‘international law’ are interpreted broadly. The discipline used to approach the issue of migration and international law does not need to be legal, but may…