Peking University Hosts Anti-Corruption and Human Rights Lecture

Over 50 students at the Human Rights Master’s Programme at Peking University attended a recent lecture on anti-corruption and human rights delivered by Mikael Johansson, Acting Director of Programmes and Senior Policy Adviser on Anti-Corruption and Human Rights at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. “Corruption and anti-corruption are global issues. But the relation between corruption and…

Women's Day

RWI’s Work on Gender Equality Gains Momentum

Gender equality and human rights are inextricably linked. Everywhere, social norms and power relations create gender-based discrimination. RWI strives to transform these structures and realize human rights for everyone regardless of gender. One way RWI does this is to emphasise the connection between gender and human rights in all of their work. Gender equality can…

local Human Rights

Human Rights Cities in Focus in Geneva

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is co-organising a side event at the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council this Friday in Geneva. The event will evaluate the progress, opportunities and challenges for local promotion of human rights. Last year, the council adopted the Resolution on Local Government and Human Rights. Above all, it aims…

UPF & RWI Lecture / The Relation Between Africa and the ICC

Why are relations between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and African states so tense? There are a range of legal and political reasons for the confusion and uneasy interaction between these two entities. Dr. Charles Chernor Jalloh will speak about these issues and possible solutions in a RWI and Association of Foreign Affairs (UPF) joint…

Margrethe Vestager RWI

The Woman Who is Taking on the Tech Giants

Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, has been named the 14th annual Anna Lindh speaker. On March 18, she will give a speech titled “Democracy and Power in a Brave New World: Economy, Technology and Human Rights”. In 2017, TIME listed Vestager among the world’s top 100 most influential people, and Foreign Policy placed…