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 Raoul Wallenberg Institute is supporting and participating in Lund University’s Sustainability Week at the end of April. The week gather students and researchers’ at Lund University and citizens of Lund to create the opportunity of meeting and discussing sustainability … Continue reading » “RWI on Blood Batteries, Fashion and Consumption”Continue readingMore Tag
A five-day research workshop under the regional human rights research initiative took place in Bangkok recently.
The workshop gathered almost twenty researchers from all over Asia. RWI researchers Radu Mares and Frank Baber, together with Mike Hayes at Mahidol … Continue reading » “A Research Workshop on Human Rights and the Environment”Continue readingMore Tag
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RWI’s Senior Researcher Radu Mares has written the first research brief in a series of four briefs coming out on business and human rights. This first brief explains the progression of legal reasoning around corporate human rights responsibilities during the … Continue reading » “New Research Brief: Three Baselines for Business and Human Rights”Continue readingMore Tag
On 26 April Lund University and the corporate management company Ernst & Young arranged a seminar, at the Museum of Public Art in Lund, where science, art, Human Rights and Philanthropy came together. The Institute was presented by Director Marie … Continue reading » “Seminar at the Museum of Public Art in Lund”Continue readingMore Tag