“This Toxic Atmosphere Poisons Democracy”

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, said that Europe is stuck in a roundabout during her speech at the Anna Lindh Lecture last week. Ms. Mijatovic talked about the rise of intolerance in Europe. In particular, the lack of responsibility among politicians, spreading hate through speeches and amplifying prejudice against marginalized…

Dunja Mijatović

Podcast: A Europe Without Human Rights?

In this episode of ‘On Human Rights,’ RWI’s Christina Geijer sits down with Ms. Dunja Mijatović, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. Dunja Mijatović speaks about the current state of human rights in Europe, the threats and opportunities if member states come together. “My role as Commissioner for Human Rights is to keep…

Dunja-Mijatovic

The State of Human Rights in Europe: Forward and Back?

This year, Lund University and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute are proud to present Ms. Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, as the 13th annual Anna Lindh speaker giving a lecture at the University of Lund. Ms. Mijatovic will, among other things, address the rise of intolerance in Europe. In particular, she will…

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…

Margrethe Vestager RWI

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…