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COVID-19: Crisis-Individual Risk Perception and Governments’ Decision Making 

Lejla Sunagic, a PhD student, is working on a project that aims to better understand how Syrian refugees in the Middle East make decisions on whether to stay in the first countries of asylum or move forward.  Despite the WHO’s call for a unified, global response which is deemed the only effective way to combat the COVID-19 crisis, not all countries follow prevailing measures of lockdown or sever restriction of…

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One Billion Voices: Grant from the MacArthur Foundation

RWI makes it into the final stage of the MacArthur Foundation ‘100 & Change’ Grant as part of the Consortium for Building Inclusive Societies. Professor Gerard Quinn and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute have recently made it, as part of a broad coalition, into the final 100 proposals being considered by the MacArthur Foundation for its…

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COVID-19: Health or Privacy. Do We Have to Choose?

This blog post considers human rights dimensions in regard to GDPR and privacy, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Written by Adjunct Professor Katrin Nyman Metcalf, Department of Law, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; Senior Legal Expert, Estonian eGovernance Academy In popular debate as well as academia, there are…

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Call for Papers: World Human Rights Cities Forum

Human Rights Cities and Sustainable Development: Historical Developments and Current Challenges in building Inclusive, Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Cities for the Future The City of Gwangju in South Korea is hosting the 10th World Human Rights Cities Forum in collaboration with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Raoul Wallenberg Institute and…