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How Can Business Help Protect Human Rights?

What are the roles and responsibilities of businesses in regards to the protection of human rights? Is dialogue and self-regulation enough or is further legislation required? In this episode of ‘On Human Rights’ Stockholm Office Director, Malin Oud, sat down with the Ambassador for Sustainable Business at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Jakob Kiefer…

Anti-corruption: The Key for Agenda 2030 and Human Rights

As RWI’s report, The Nexus Between Anti-Corruption and Human Rights, confirmed, the links between corruption and human rights violations are becoming increasingly obvious. The theme of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) 2018 was “Together for Development, Peace and Security: Now is the Time to Act”. And indeed, it’s time to take the step from theory…

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Less Blame, More Partnership

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law recently held the third phase of a course on Human Rights, Gender Equality and Environment/Climate Change in the Framework of the SDGs in South Asia. Participants from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and India met for two days in Sri Lanka. RWI’s Regional Asia Programme…

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Advancing Gender Equality in Zimbabwe

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) recently facilitated the 2018 National Symposium on Gender Equality and the Human Rights of Women in Zimbabwe. It was held in Harare, Zimbabwe in cooperation with Africa University, Great Zimbabwe University, Midlands State University and the Centre for Applied Legal Research. “The purpose of…

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Normalising Human Rights Education in Cambodia

Sokseila Bun has been working at RWI’s Phnom Penh Office since 2013. We sat down to find out more about his work at RWI. Bun didn’t plan to work in human rights and initially studied business but his first job at the International Justice Mission changed his perspective. Initially, I probably wanted to be rich…