COVID-19: The Right to a Healthy Environment

Blogpost on COVID-19 and the right to a healthy environment by Walter F. Baber, Affiliated Professor  As with all human challenges, the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 has demanded more of some than of others. For some, circumstances are dire. For others, spring break partying came on schedule. National responses varied as well. The response in…

John Knox podcast

Podcast: The Right to a Healthy Environment

In our latest episode of “On Human Rights” RWI’s Linnea Ekegren spoke with John Knox, the first Independent Expert and Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment appointed by the Human Rights Council. John Knox is now the Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law at Wake Forest University, in North Carolina. He teaches and…

Why Environmental Displacement Affects Us All

Once, Hélène Ragheboom spent long nights studying in the library at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund. She wrote papers, prepared for moot court competitions, and ultimately earned her Master’s degree in International Human Rights Law from Lund University. Later, she finished a PhD at University of Luxembourg, and she has now published her first…

Environmental Rights

Why Environmental Rights are Human Rights

Can you link environmental protection to peacebuilding and human rights? Yes indeed, says Maria Andrea Nardi. She is an affiliated researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Nardi participates in an interdisciplinary research project focused on environmental policies and peacebuilding in post-conflict Uganda and Colombia. She works together with RWI…

climate change in maldives

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…