Call for Applications: National Researchers and a Editor for Regional Asia

Regional Asia Programme on Human Rights and Sustainable Development (2017-2021) The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is looking to procure a handful of national researchers and an editor for the Thematic Study on the right to safe, clean and sustainable environment in ASEAN.  The programme “Regional Asia Programme on Human Rights and Sustainable Development (2017-2021)”, with collaboration with…

The Raoul Wallenberg Prize 2020

At the initiative of the Swedish Government and the Hungarian Parliament, the Council of Europe has created a Raoul Wallenberg Prize in order to keep the memory of Raoul Wallenberg’s achievements alive. Starting in 2014, the Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize, worth €10.000, has been awarded every two years in order to reward extraordinary humanitarian…

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“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…

Margrethe Vestager

Never Compromise on Your Digital Human Rights, Says Vestager

The European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, said on Monday that the idea that power is irrelevant on the Internet is a “dangerous myth.” And Vestager called on digital businesses to pay their fair share of tax in the EU. The Commissioner touched on a wide range of issues, from democratic control and the threat…

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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…