The Raoul Wallenberg Prize 2020

At the initiative of the Swedish Government and the Hungarian Parliament, the Council of Europe has created a Raoul Wallenberg Prize in order to keep the memory of Raoul Wallenberg’s achievements alive. Starting in 2014, the Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize, worth €10.000, has been awarded every two years in order to reward extraordinary humanitarian…

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…

Olle Wästberg

Olle Wästberg: “We Need More Raoul Wallenbergs Today”

This week, our podcast, “On Human Rights,” is coming to you from the middle of the Baltic Sea, on the island of Gotland. Here all week at a political festival called Almedalen, politicans, academics, the civil society, and the business community comes together to meet, debate and mingle. It’s sometimes called the largest democracy party.…