Commemorate Raoul Wallenberg Day with RWI

You are invited to a brown-bag lunch event to discuss the current human rights challenges in Lund and beyond together with staff from the Institute. Join the discussion led by our director, Morten Kjaerum and Olga Bezbozhna, a Programme Officer at RWI. Let us know you’re going on facebook. Date: August 27, 2019 Time: Brown-bag…

The Raoul Wallenberg Prize 2020

Nominations for the Raoul Wallenberg Prize for extraordinary humanitarian achievements are now open with an extended deadline until 30th November.  The award is the initiative of the Swedish Government and the Hungarian Parliament, the Council of Europe and began in 2014. The Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize is awarded every two years to reward extraordinary…

She Called for a Gender Perspective on the Laws of War

In this episode of “On Human Rights,” we meet Helen Durham, the Director of the International Law and Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Dr Durham is an Australian international humanitarian lawyer and took her time to talk to RWI about women in conflicts and explain why there is a need…

“The Real Power of Hope: That It Has a Contagion Effect”

The first inaugural Raoul Wallenberg Address delivered by Dr Helen Durham AO, Director of International Law and Policy of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Dr Helen Durham AO argued in a recent speech in Stockholm that history teaches us that many of the seemingly impossible challenges we face today in fact are not…