Swedish Human Rights Film Festival: These Are the Films

Tickets are now on sale for the fourth Swedish Human Rights Film Festival. It will take place in Lund from March 20-24, 2019. Above all, you should buy your tickets here now before they sell out! “The Swedish Human Rights Film Festival offers a great opportunity to get up-to-date perspectives to today’s human rights issues,” says…

born free and equal

Free and Equal? Human Rights Day

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights…”  These are the opening words to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights written 70 years ago next month. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is hosting an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN. War, death…

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Lund Becomes Sweden’s First Human Rights City

Lund’s municipal council voted last week to work systematically with human rights. The decision makes Lund the first “human rights city” in Sweden. Lund municipality has collaborated with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute to develop a systematical work procedure regarding human rights issues since 2016. This means that the city is working internally with a human…

Does the Nature Have Rights?

Why do so many of us find the idea that nature might have rights so compelling or so preposterous? And why do so many serious scholars – of both human rights and environmental policy – avoid the issue altogether? In this episode on “On Human Rights” we will go deeper in to this fascinating and…