Gwangju

Call for Papers: World Human Rights Cities Forum

Human Rights Cities and Sustainable Development: Historical Developments and Current Challenges in building Inclusive, Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Cities for the Future The City of Gwangju in South Korea is hosting the 10th World Human Rights Cities Forum in collaboration with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Raoul Wallenberg Institute and…

Gwangju

Call for Papers: The 9th World Human Right Cities Forum

Local Governments, Human Rights and Sustainable Development: Reimagining Human Rights Cities The City of Gwangju is hosting the 9th World Human Rights Cities Forum, 30th September – 3rd October 2019. Since it was first held in 2011, World Human Rights Cities Forum has solidified its place as an international forum to learn, share and maximize the…

WHRCF participants

WHRCF Key Takeaways

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law participated recently in the World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) in South Korea. Representing the Institute was RWI’s Director Morten Kjaerum, Sabastian Saragih a Programme Officer for RWI’s Regional Asia Programme, Sofie Viborg RWI’s Academic Assistant, Bahar Özden Çoşgun a Programme Officer for RWI’s Turkey Programme,…

Gwangju

Why Cities Are Taking the Lead Role in Human Rights Work

The World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) is taking place this week in Gwangju, South Korea. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute has been working with the human rights cities concept for a number of years. WHRCF writes that “A Human Rights City upholds the principles of nondiscrimination, democracy, and participation regardless of race, sex, skin color,…

Human Rights as a Way of Life in the City of Gwangju

Text by: Sofie Viborg, Academic Assistant The 7th World Human Rights City Forum 2017 recently took place in South Korea, and I was one of the three delegates from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute to take part in the forum. This year had the theme “Do we live in peace”. This year the forum brought together more…