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A Journey to Human Rights

Armando Perla graduated in 2009 from Lund University’s International Human Rights Law Master’s Programme, which is jointly run by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. Born and raised in El Salvador, he moved to Canada when he was 21 as an asylum seeker, and was granted refugee status. Perla studied political sciences, and obtained a Bachelor of Laws…

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Podcast: What is Modern Slavery?

In 2016, a United Nations study found that more than 40 million people around the world were victims of modern slavery – forced labour and forced marriage. What’s more, it was recently discovered that unaccompanied minors immigrating to Sweden have been working under slave-like conditions. So, RWI sat down with Urmila Bhoola, the UN Special Rapporteur…

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Are Countries of the Asia Pacific Considering Human Rights When Combating Climate Change?

This baseline study finds that only a handful of countries in the Asia Pacific have included direct references to human rights in their Paris Agreement action plans to combat climate change, their so-called national determined contributions (NDCs). Of the 32 countries analyzed, India, Indonesia, the Marshall Islands, Nepal, and the Philippines included a direct reference…

Anti-corruption: The Key for Agenda 2030 and Human Rights

As RWI’s report, The Nexus Between Anti-Corruption and Human Rights, confirmed, the links between corruption and human rights violations are becoming increasingly obvious. The theme of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) 2018 was “Together for Development, Peace and Security: Now is the Time to Act”. And indeed, it’s time to take the step from theory…

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Advancing Gender Equality in Zimbabwe

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) recently facilitated the 2018 National Symposium on Gender Equality and the Human Rights of Women in Zimbabwe. It was held in Harare, Zimbabwe in cooperation with Africa University, Great Zimbabwe University, Midlands State University and the Centre for Applied Legal Research. “The purpose of…