Women's Day

RWI’s Work on Gender Equality Gains Momentum

Gender equality and human rights are inextricably linked. Everywhere, social norms and power relations create gender-based discrimination. RWI strives to transform these structures and realize human rights for everyone regardless of gender. One way RWI does this is to emphasise the connection between gender and human rights in all of their work. Gender equality can…

UPF & RWI Lecture / The Relation Between Africa and the ICC

Why are relations between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and African states so tense? There are a range of legal and political reasons for the confusion and uneasy interaction between these two entities. Dr. Charles Chernor Jalloh will speak about these issues and possible solutions in a RWI and Association of Foreign Affairs (UPF) joint…

international human rights master's

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…

modern slavery

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…

national determined contributions (NDCs).

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…