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“Our Role Starts Today” – Youth and Democracy at the Civil Society Forum

The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sida and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute hosted this year’s Civil Society Forum. An open panel discussion was held with four young human rights advocates regarding the role of young people in overcoming shrinking civic space.   Topics included the democratic inclusion of youth, the role of young people and civil society in…

Municipalities: Engage in Guaranteeing Human Rights

Democracy and human rights are under pressure in many countries. Even in Sweden, we must do more to guarantee human rights to everyone and to not take democracy for granted. Today is the UN’s International Democracy Day. Therefore, today, we urge municipalities and regions to shift their local work to strengthen human rights, in Sweden…

“Human Rights Are Not Possible Without the Rule of Law”

Dr. Benjamin Gregg is a professor of Social and Political Theory at the University of Texas, at Austin. He’s the Fulbright Visiting Professor at Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. He spoke with us about his work and his recently published book “The Human Rights State: Justice Within and Beyond Sovereign Nations.”