Disaster Risk Reduction

Recognising Displacement and Human Rights at the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

Last month, over 4,000 people assembled in Geneva for a meeting that showcased state-of-the-art approaches to addressing the growing challenges associated with climate change, urbanisation, inequality and disaster. This is a blog post from Matthew Scott, RWI’s Team Leader for the People on the Move thematic area, who attended the meeting: The delegates from around the world…

Environmental Rights

Why Environmental Rights are Human Rights

Can you link environmental protection to peacebuilding and human rights? Yes indeed, says Maria Andrea Nardi. She is an affiliated researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Nardi participates in an interdisciplinary research project focused on environmental policies and peacebuilding in post-conflict Uganda and Colombia. She works together with RWI…

Afro-Swedes Facing Discrimination

These Are the Issues Facing Afro-Swedes

In our latest episode of the “On Human Rights” podcast, we speak to Nike Sandberg, spokesperson for the Afro-Swede Network in Skåne. RWI’s visiting researcher Michael McEachrane sat down with her to talk about her work and the situation for Afro-Swedes in the country.


“How Do We Put an End to the Hunting Season on Journalists?”

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is co-organising the Raoul Wallenberg Address 2019, an annual lecture focusing on civil courage, on June 5.  The theme of this year’s event is courage in defence of media freedoms. Martin Schibbye, Editor in Chief of Blankspot, will deliver the keynote address. He will be joined by renowned Australian journalist Peter Greste. Schibbye is…