How can universities and civil society work together to promote human rights and social justice? One important way for universities to contribute to improved human rights protection in society is through legal clinics and Clinical Legal Education (CLE). Legal clinics
This report is based on research conducted in the context of the project ‘ClimMobil – Judicial and policy responses to climate change-related mobility in the European Union with a focus on Austria and Sweden’ (KR18AC0K14747) funded by the Austrian Climate … Continue reading » “Disaster-related displacement into Europe: Judicial practice in Austria and Sweden”
In the context of the implementation of the Agenda 2030 regionally, Sweden has taken steps in order to mainstream the SDGs in national and sub-national development policies. For instance, Sweden has made high level statements and participated in the voluntary … Continue reading » “Localisation Process of SDGs and Human Rights in Sweden”
On 9 June, the Swedish Parliament voted for creating a long-overdue body for human rights promotion and protection, the Swedish National Institute for Human Rights.
In the aftermath of this historic decision, we discussed critical issues, including the implications for
Tomorrow (May 26), Lena Hallengren, the Swedish Minister for Health and Social Affairs holds a press conference on the government investigation on how to strengthen the right to personal assistance for persons with disabilities in Sweden. Anna Bruce, Senior … Continue reading » “The Right to Personal Assistance for Persons with Disabilities in Sweden”
We are happy to announce that Sweden’s new National Institution for Human Rights will be located in Lund. The institution will start operating by the end of the year. Its main task will be to investigate how well Sweden respects … Continue reading » “Sweden’s National Institution for Human Rights to Lund”
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On March 21st The Raoul Wallenberg together with Kino organised the second event of the Swedish Human Rights Film Festival. We marked the … Continue reading » “Racial discrimination in Sweden and the United States – March 21 Follow up content”
This project investigated the current and potential scope of international protection as well as other forms of protection (in particular humanitarian protection) for persons displaced in the context of climate change in the EU, in particular in Austria and Sweden.
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute with its collaboration partner the Association of Foreign Affairs (UPF) are proud to announce an evening with Swedish UN-Ambassador Olof Skoog. Mr Skoog will give a presentation on “Sweden in the Security Council – does … Continue reading » “UPF and RWI Lecture: Sweden in the Security Council – Does it Matter?”