CSHL Conference

Strengthening Cambodians’ Human Rights Research

The Centre for Study of Humanitarian Law (CSHL) recently held their fourth academic conference on human rights at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phenom Penh. Director of RWI’s Phenom Penh office, Hanna Johnsson, who presented some welcoming remarks, said the event was an important way to strengthen the focus on human rights…

China toxic week

“Toxic Week” – A Roundtable in China

With the world’s largest chemicals industry, China faces many well-known challenges. These include air pollution, water contamination, and toxic products. Despite these issues, the country has the potential to positively contribute to progress globally. To expand on this potential, RWI recently convened a roundtable called on “Sound Chemicals Management Beyond 2020: Exploring Challenges and Opportunities…

human rights defenders

Human Rights Defenders and the Role of Business

When human rights defenders are put in danger in an often shrinking civil space, what role can businesses play to make a positive difference to situations where human rights are being violated? This episode of ’On Human Rights’ features the full length seminar on the role of business in the violation and protection of human…

cities network

New Human Rights Cities Network Launched

The Human Rights Cities Network will mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by launching their online platform to the public today. The network aims to provide a place for people to connect and promotes the expansion of cities that protect, promote and fulfil human rights. The founder and Director of…

Rebecca Stern

Rebecca Stern: Human Rights Are For Humans, Not Citizens

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law recently sat down with Rebecca Stern, a member of our board, to discuss her interest in human rights. As well as being a member of RWI’s board, Stern is a lawyer with a doctoral degree in International Law from Uppsala University. She wrote her doctoral…