reparations

Reparations on the UN Agenda

Human rights are supposed to ensure freedom and equal rights for everyone. Yet, the universal human rights regime still has to address many global inequalities. Michael McEachrane, Visiting researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, recently participated in two UN events concerning respectively the rights of people of African descent and reparations for the consequences of colonialism. This…

Course on Human Rights, Gender Equality and Environment

This is a unique opportunity to get a world-class training on human rights, gender equality and environment in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. Join us for our Blended Learning Course in Bangkok between 16-19 September and Dec 5-6, 2019. The course is for people from the business and judicial sectors, civil society, trade…

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…