In this podcast, Professor Manfred Nowak shares his experiences from working as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture between 2004-2010. Has torture increased or decreased globally? And what methods are necessary in order for states to prevent torture from happening?
Ensuring the inclusion of refugees and migrants in the societies they have settled in is one of the current challenges facing European countries. In order to address this challenge, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, in partnership with the Open Society Initiative … Continue reading » “Inclusion Academy Explores Advocacy & Outreach”Continue readingMore Tag
This panel debate will address the role of human rights in the fight against corruption at the international and national level.
When: 17:15-18:15, Tuesday 14 November Where: Pufendorf Hall, Lilla Gråbrödersgatan 3C 222 22
Richard Lapper Human Rights Officer … Continue reading » “Panel Debate: The Role of Human Rights in the Fight Against Corruption”Continue readingMore Tag
Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been named the 13th annual Anna Lindh speaker. His speech, on November 27, is titled “Global Challenges to Human Rights Today”.
The lecture will be held on … Continue reading » “UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to Deliver Anna Lindh Lecture”Continue readingMore Tag
“Whatever [the detainees] might have done, they truly deserve a world without torture and with humane conditions of detention”. Manfred Nowak
After six years as UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak decided to summarize his impressions into a book: … Continue reading » “Lecture: Torture – An Expert’s Confrontation with an Everyday Evil””Continue readingMore Tag
In this podcast, Dr Jason Pobjoy presents his book “The Child in international refugee law” where he summarize his work and conclusions regarding his research.
Children are the victims of some of the most devastating examples of state-sanctioned and private … Continue reading » “The Child in International Refugee law”Continue readingMore Tag
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Swedish International Center for Local Democracy (ICLD).
… Continue reading » “Towards Local Democracy – a New Partnership is Signed” Continue readingMore Tag
“The purpose of the MoU is to strengthen our cooperation,” says Gabriella Fredriksson, Team
The Book “Human Rights or Global Capitalism” is not simply concerned with the success or failure of neoliberal policies, or judging whether they are good or bad.
Rather, it examines the application of those policies from a human rights perspective … Continue reading » “Book Launch: Human Rights or Global Capitalism – The Limits of Privatization”Continue readingMore Tag
Erik Friberg has just wrapped up a ‘United Nations sabbatical’ hosted by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Friberg was in Lund, Sweden, doing research on the roles of human rights in prevention efforts. He has … Continue reading » ““Protecting Human Rights Today Helps Prevent Crises Tomorrow””Continue readingMore Tag