Börje Ljunggren has a lifelong commitment to human rights behind him. Since 2006 he has been a member of RWI’s Board of Trustees. We met with him to talk about responsibilities, international adventures, and the Chinese dream.
Ljunggren came to … Continue reading » “The Adventure Continues and Human Rights Remain Central” Continue readingMore Tag
January 17, 2015 marked 70 years since Raoul Wallenberg’s disappearance. This Sunday at 16:30, a ceremony will be held at Raoul Wallenberg Square in Stockholm, Sweden in honour of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who rescued thousands of Hungarian Jews … Continue reading » “January 17: Light a Candle in Honour of Raoul Wallenberg” Continue readingMore Tag
The EU’s Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, will be the speaker for the 11th annual Anna Lindh Lecture on January 12 in Lund, Sweden.
Lambrinidis’ role is to enhance the effectiveness and visibility of EU human rights policy.… Continue reading » “Is Europe Still a Human Rights Frontrunner?” Continue readingMore Tag
Sweden’s foreign minister Margot Wallström outlined on Friday the government’s plans to advance human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.
“Standing up for your values and what you believe in can be controversial,” she said. “You have to take … Continue reading » “Sweden’s Foreign Minister Stresses Hope Despite Human Rights Challenges” Continue readingMore Tag
Sweden’s foreign minister Margot Wallström will deliver a speech on human rights, democracy and the rule of law at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund on Friday, December 11, at 15:00.
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Mr. Nguyen Huu Hung and Mr. Nguyen Hoai Nghia from the Permanent Office of Vietnam National Steering Committee on Human Rights are spending seven weeks at RWI in Lund researching the relationship between the European Union (EU) and Vietnam.
“Our … Continue reading » “Improving Cooperation Between Vietnam and the EU in the Field of Human Rights” Continue readingMore Tag
Professor Ove Bring has been a member of RWI’s Board of Trustees since 2008. We recently met with him to talk about soft diplomacy, international politics, and the challenges of working with human rights – both on a personal and … Continue reading » “How to Bring About Change” Continue readingMore Tag
Lena Hjelm-Wallén has over 20 years of experience working in the Swedish government. A member of the Social Democratic party, she has held several cabinet posts, including as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1998.
Now she’s a member … Continue reading » “Human Rights and South African Oranges” Continue readingMore Tag
Hundreds gathered in the center of Lund on Monday to stand up for refugees. They were calling for a more humane refugee policy.
“People on the move are dying in the Mediterranean, and there are many who want to show … Continue reading » “Lund Collectively Stands Up For Refugees” Continue readingMore Tag