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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…

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…

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An Intern’s Experience: Human Rights Stories

As my time comes to an end as a Communications Intern at Raoul Wallenberg Institute, I have been able to reflect on my experiences and my highlights in Lund. I heard about RWI through a friend, while I was on my semester aboard at Lund University. She had been able to combine her studies with…

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These are the Potential Human Rights Implications of Last Night’s EU Deal on Migration

EU Summit Leaders reached a migration deal last night in Brussels. However many of the details are murky. Matthew Scott, head of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s People on the Move team, provides a quick take on the potential consequences of the deal. “Amongst the conclusions of last night’s European Council meeting was the decision to…

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An Intern Works With Human Rights in Amman

By Olle Bergdahl Mjengwa I have been very interested in the political situation in the Middle East for many years and after studying Arabic in Jordan for a semester I knew that I wanted hands on experience working with one of the biggest challenges the region is facing – human rights. Being Swedish I had…