This year Gerard Quinn, our affiliated Professor and the previous Raoul Wallenberg Chair of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, was appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The celebrated appointment follows Professor Quinn’s previous roles as … Continue reading » “The Year In Review 2020: RWI Professor Joins the United Nations as Special Rapporteur”Continue readingMore Tag
Sweden’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York said Wednesday night in Lund, Sweden that nice words, good intentions, and vetoed resolutions mean little to the people being bombed in Syria.
Olof Skoog, speaking at the Raoul … Continue reading » “Nice Words Mean Little to the People in Syria”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
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute with its collaboration partner the Association of Foreign Affairs (UPF) are proud to announce an evening with Swedish UN-Ambassador Olof Skoog. Mr Skoog will give a presentation on “Sweden in the Security Council – does … Continue reading » “UPF and RWI Lecture: Sweden in the Security Council – Does it Matter?”Continue readingMore Tag
In western countries, people of African Descent are the most targeted group when it comes to violent hate crimes and discrimination. In this podcast we sat down to discuss and learn more about a UN platform that aims to combat … Continue reading » “The Decade: A Vehicle to Combat Anti-Black Racism”Continue readingMore Tag
The Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium on Climate Change was held recently in Lahore, Pakistan to discuss the use of constitutions to advance environmental rights and achieve climate justice.
The colloquium is supported through RWI’s regional work in Asia, which focuses … Continue reading » “Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium on Climate Change in Lahore”Continue readingMore Tag
I just attended the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur and many thoughts and learnings come to my mind on the themes elaborated upon and why these have been chosen and who is talking.
Sharing of experiences is one … Continue reading » “UN Habitat’s 9th World Urban Forum – What is Said and What Isn’t”Continue readingMore Tag
Last spring, Alice Wadström traveled to Haiti as a recipient of a minor field study scholarship sponsored by Swedish development cooperation and awarded by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute.
She traveled to Haiti to do research for her Master’s thesis in … Continue reading » “Investigating the UN’s Responsibility in the Haitian Cholera Outbreak”Continue readingMore Tag
Human rights and the promotion of peace, justice and strong institutions – observations from a life in Danish and international politics.
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute and the Association of Foreign Affairs welcomes the former President of the UN General Assembly … Continue reading » “Movie Screening: Lykketoft and the Occasionally United Nations”Continue readingMore Tag