Tomorrow (May 26), Lena Hallengren, the Swedish Minister for Health and Social Affairs holds a press conference on the government investigation on how to strengthen the right to personal assistance for persons with disabilities in Sweden. Anna Bruce, Senior … Continue reading » “The Right to Personal Assistance for Persons with Disabilities in Sweden”Continue readingMore Tag
Söndagen den 21 mars är det internationella dagen för avskaffande av rasdiskriminering. Då kommer Raoul Wallenberg-institutet att lyfta rasdiskriminering både i filmbranschen men även i samhället genom sin digitala filmfestival.
Varje år anordnar Raoul Wallenberg-institutet och Kino, stöttade av Lunds … Continue reading » “Pressmeddelande: Filmfestival lyfter rasdiskriminering (Swedish)”Continue readingMore Tag
The Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) has issued a declaration in support of academic freedom. The move comes in response to an increasing number of states’ actions to restrain and even foreclose academic freedom.
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The Lund City municipal council voted today to start a cooperation with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law to bring the municipality one step closer to becoming Sweden’s first human … Continue reading » “Lund Can Become Sweden’s First Human Rights City”Continue readingMore Tag
Photo: RWI Director Morten Kjaerum signs agreement on support from Swedish Development Cooperation for new Zimbabwe programme
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law has started a new cooperation programme in Zimbabwe that aims to contribute to … Continue reading » “New Cooperation Programme Started in Zimbabwe”Continue readingMore Tag
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Businesses have a responsibility to respect human rights and act with due diligence throughout their global operations, according to the United Nations. But is the current regulatory framework being reformed to ensure they do? And are … Continue reading » “Is There Progress in Ensuring Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Violations?”Continue readingMore Tag
Thomas Hammarberg and Gregor Noll have been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. They will assume their positions on the board as of 1 July 2015.
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Morten Kjaerum, the new director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, took over the reins of the Institute on 1 April 2015.
Kjaerum most recently was director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) … Continue reading » “Morten Kjaerum begins as director at RWI”Continue readingMore Tag