“Toxic Week” – A Roundtable in China

With the world’s largest chemicals industry, China faces many well-known challenges. These include air pollution, water contamination, and toxic products. Despite these issues, the country has the potential to positively contribute to progress globally. To expand on this potential, RWI recently convened a roundtable called on “Sound Chemicals Management Beyond 2020: Exploring Challenges and Opportunities…

The Integration of Human Rights in the Nationally Determined Contributions in Asia-Pacific to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

This study is the result of a collaborative research between the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI), under its Regional Asia Programme on Human Rights and Sustainable Development (2017-2021), and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). The study is intended to provide a baseline for future regional policy development and standard setting…

Environmental Challenges in the Maldives

RWI recently organized a regional meeting in Bangkok for National Human Rights Institutions in Asia to discuss human rights, the environment and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The meeting was the third phase of RWI’s Blended Learning Course on Human Rights and the Environment in the Framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, and was dedicated…

Report Release: QuizRR Impact Assessment for Axfoundation

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law recently carried out an impact assessment of QuizRR Rights and Responsibilities, a digital educational tool which aims to strengthen knowledge of and respect for labour rights in factories in China. The assessment was commissioned by Axfoundation, which since 2015 has supported use of QuizRR among companies…

Key Takeaways on EU Trade and Human Rights

Professor Axel Marx, of the University of Leuven, spoke at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human rights and Humanitarian Law about the EU’s approach towards integrating human rights provisions to EU trade policy and assessed whether the current approach is working and on possible changes to be made to this approach. Here are six key arguments…