Producing a battery is resource intensive and demand for metals like cobalt, copper and nickel is soaring, leading to their colloquial name “blood batteries”. To fill that demand, artisanal miners in the Congo are digging deep, working under terrible conditions … Continue reading » “The Effects of Mining for Blood Batteries”Continue readingMore Tag
The UN fact-finding mission on Myanmar released a report last month pointing to the human rights violations committed by government authorities on Rohingya populations in the country. The report finds that “concrete and overwhelming information points to international crimes” which … Continue reading » “UN Expert Chris Sidoti on Potential Decision to Designate Myanmar Crisis ‘Genocide’”Continue readingMore Tag
Sue Anne Teo is a Senior Programme Officer at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. Before coming to RWI, she worked in the UN on Myanmar refugee issues.
Originally wanting to study fine arts, Sue Anne’s experience growing up as a Malaysian … Continue reading » “Staff Profile: Sue Anne Teo”Continue readingMore Tag
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute recently organised a training workshop on economic globalisation and human rights in Mandalay, Myanmar in cooperation with the Faculty of Law of Mandalay University, targeting participants from 18 law faculties across Myanmar.… Continue reading » “Workshop Held on Economic Globalisation and Human Rights in Myanmar”Continue readingMore Tag
Five researchers from Southeast Asia that the Raoul Wallenberg Institute have been supporting will participate in a panel discussion Tuesday at the Southeast Asian Human Rights Network (SEAHRN) Conference in Bangkok.
The panel includes papers by researchers from Cambodia, Mynamar, … Continue reading » “Researchers from Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia to Talk on Human Rights”Continue readingMore Tag
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It has been slightly more than a month since the landmark parliamentary elections were held in Myanmar. In this personal dispatch, Sue Anne Teo, RWI’s programme officer in Myanmar, shares some thoughts about the situation … Continue reading » “What Now for Myanmar?”Continue readingMore Tag
Su Yin Htun, assistant lecturer at Taunggyi University, has come from Myanmar to spend three months in Lund to participate in the RWI fellowship programme. During this time, she will finish her research on legal protection of internally displaced persons … Continue reading » ““Research is the Soul of the University””Continue readingMore Tag
The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission recently launched three translations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 (UDHR) in the Myanmar minority languages of Shan, Mon and Kachin. This effort was supported by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute.
“Such translations … Continue reading » ““It’s Like Bringing a Thirsty Man to a Well””Continue readingMore Tag
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute recently held a national inquiry training in Yangon for the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission. The training is part of the Institute’s Myanmar programme to strengthen the human rights knowledge capacities of the commission.Continue readingMore Tag