Today, our dynamic headquarters has around 35 staff members working with human rights research, policy, education and direct engagement. The office provides researchers, staff and students with a conducive study and work environment. We regularly hold lectures, high-level roundtables and other events and organise much of our work that we do on a national level from Lund.
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute Library
The Lund office is home to the Raoul Wallenberg Institute Library, one of the most extensive human rights libraries in Europe. Read more about the library.
The Master's Programme in International Human Rights Law
Together with the Law Faculty at Lund University, the Institute runs the Master's Programme in International Human Rights Law. Read more about that renowned 2-year programme.
The Lund Human Rights Research Hub
The Lund Human Rights Research Hub (LHRRH) is a joint initiative between Lund University and the Institute. The hub serves to showcase the wide range of human rights research undertaken at Lund University/RWI and to stimulate increased collaboration and multi-disciplinary research and education. Read more.
The Anna Lindh Lecture
In 2005, we decided to honour the memory of the late Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Anna Lindh, by hosting an annual Anna Lindh Lecture to be given by a distinguished scholar, politician, diplomat or international top-level civil servant at Lund University. Read more.
Human Rights Cities Project
Together with the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) have started a cooperation on human rights in Swedish municipalities and regions. The Swedish Human Rights City Project aims to set out standards for what characterizes a human rights municipality or region (‘Human Rights Cities’) and how this is implemented in practical terms in the Swedish context. Read more.
The Swedish Forum for Human Rights
We co-organise Scandinavia’s largest human rights event every year with a number of other organisations in Sweden. Thousands attend the forum held each year in a different city around the country. Read more.
The Swedish Human Rights Film Festival
The Swedish Human Rights Film Festival will take place from March 31 to April 2 in Lund and Stockholm. The new festival features six films and a number of panel discussions on the most important and pressing human rights topics we face today.
Stora Gråbrödersgatan 17 B
P.O. Box 1155
SE-221 05 Lund, Sweden
Phone +46 46 222 12 00
For more information about our work in Lund, please contact:
Rolf Ring is the Deputy Director and Head of the Department for Administration and Finance. Prior to joining the Institute, he worked as a Project Co-ordinator for the Swedish Red Cross and served as an assistant to the Chair in International Law at the Faculty of Law, Lund University. He has experiences from designing, managing and monitoring international programmes as well as evaluations. Rolf holds a LL.M. from Lund University.
- LL.M (Lund University, with specialisation in international law)
- 1998-2000: Programme Manager, RWI
- 1989-1998: Programme Officer, RWI
- 1988-1989: Project Co-ordinator, Swedish Red Cross
- 1987-1988: Assistant to the Chair of International Law at the Faculty of Law, Lund University
- Release and Repatriation of Prisoners of War during the Hostilities, Paper for the Summer School on International Humanitarian Law, Warsaw, Poland, edited and published by the Dissemination and Co-operation Division ICRC, 1988.
- Release and Repatriation of Prisoners of War during and at the End of the Active Hostilities, Graduate Essay at the Law Faculty, University of Lund, 1991.
- Raoul Wallenberg institutets program för rättsutveckling i utvecklingsländer (The Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s Programme for Legal Development in Developing Countries), Mennesker og Rettigheter, Vol. 11, No 1, pp 94-96 (together with Mr M. Johansson).
- Article 13 in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a common standard of Achievement, edited by Gudmundur Alfredsson and Asbjörn Eide, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague 1999.
- The Inspection Panel of the World Bank, A Different Complaints Procedure, co-edited with Gudmundur Alfredsson, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2001.
In 2016, we opened up a new office in Stockholm to build our presence in Sweden's capital city.
Through our office in Stockholm, we aim to establish RWI as a go-to organisation in Sweden for knowledge and policy input within our thematic priority areas Fair and Efficient Justice, Economic Globalisation and Human Rights, People on the Move, and Inclusive Societies. RWI’s Stockholm office hosts regular human rights talks and roundtables with key Swedish actors and organisations throughout the year.
c/o Six Year Plan
Kungsbron 16, 111 22 Stockholm
For more information about our work and activities in Stockholm, please contact:
Malin Oud is Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s Stockholm Office, and also heads the Institute’s China Programme as well as its thematic work on Business and Human Rights. Malin has more than 20 years’ experience in the field of human rights and sustainable development, and has worked as a programme manager and advisor with international organisations, government agencies, multinational corporations, as well as non-governmental organisations.
Malin is a Member of the Advisory Boards of the Berlin-based think-tank Mercator Institute for China Studies and the Hong Kong-based NGO China Labour Bulletin, and an Advisor to the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights. In 2011-2016, Malin founded and managed the consultancy Tracktwo. Prior to that, she managed initiatives for democracy and freedom of expression at the Swedish International Development Agency. From 2001 to 2009, she was based in Beijing as the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s China office director. She studied Chinese language, Chinese law and international human rights law in Lund, Kunming, and London, and has an MA in International Development from Melbourne University. Malin is a regular public speaker, moderator, and expert commentator in Swedish media.
- Malin Oud and Katja Drinhausen (eds.), The Decoding China Dictionary, March 3, 2021, https://decodingchina.eu/
- Malin Oud and Sam Geall, “The Road to Kunming, and Why It Matters”, Oct 22, 2020, https://rwi.lu.se/blog/road-to-kunming/
- Malin Oud, “Harmonic Convergence. China and the Right to Development”, in An Emerging China-Centric Order. China’s Vision for a New World Order in Practice, ed. Nadège Rolland, NBR Special Report No 87, Aug 25, 2020, https://www.nbr.org/publication/harmonic-convergence-china-and-the-right-to-development/
- Malin Oud, “QuizRR Impact Assessment: evaluation assessing the relevance and effectiveness of educational tool QuizRR in select factories in China”, Oct 22, 2018, https://rwi.lu.se/publications/quizrr-impact-assessment-for-axfoundation/
Sample media interviews
- CSIS China Power podcast on “Decoding China’s diplomatic discourse” https://chinapower.csis.org/podcasts/decoding-chinas-diplomacy-discourse/
- Swedish Radio podcast ‘Kina-podden’ on “Decoding China’s official discourse” https://sverigesradio.se/avsnitt/1688138
- Swedish Radio programme ‘Konflikt’ on China one year into the pandemic https://sverigesradio.se/avsnitt/1686528
- Swedish news bureau TT on Chinese “vaccine diplomacy” https://www.gp.se/nyheter/v%C3%A4rlden/vaccindiplomati-mot-fattiga-l%C3%A4nder-1.40726803
- The National Bureau of Asian Research podcast on “Exploring China’s Push for a New World Order” https://www.nbr.org/publication/exploring-chinas-push-for-a-new-world-order/
- Spotify podcast ‘Dictators’, on Mao Zedong https://open.spotify.com/episode/1kLFGI4JwBehnirzFLygcC
- Swedish Radio programme ’Godmorgon Världen’ on the escalating US-China conflict https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=438&artikel=7521265&fbclid=IwAR2QglPG7ihP4O-gAMtvfFBKaEgFMGcnKpZKw4LataIhRIKmbfRH_q3BTwk
- Swedish Television programme ‘Agenda’ on how China is handling the corona virus epidemic https://www.svt.se/nyheter/utrikes/kinaexpert-dynamiken-som-fanns-under-sars-upprepar-sig
- Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet on the pandemic and Chinese crisis management https://www.svd.se/kinesisk-krishantering-foljer-bekant-monster
- Swedish news bureau TT on the new Swedish government strategy on China https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/VbLbv6/ny-svensk-strategi-for-kina
- Swedish Radio programme ‘Konflikt’ on China’s legal system and international human rights law https://sverigesradio.se/avsnitt/1253374
- Swedish Radio programme ’Studio Ett’ on Sweden-China relations https://sverigesradio.se/artikel/7131790
Sample speaking engagements
- “What Role for the EU in the US-China Global Power Struggle?” at SVT Forum
- “How to Work with Democracy and Human Rights in Difficult Contexts” at CSO Forum organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
- “European Perspectives on China Debates and Policies” at Transatlantic China Symposium on organised by Bertelsmann Stiftung and Asia Society
- “The People’s Republic at 70: Domestic Trajectories” at 22nd Stockholm-China Forum, organized by The German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
- “The New Swedish Government Strategy on China”, organized by Stockholm Free World Forum
- “Human rights, the SDGs and the Role of Investors“, organized by Swedish Investors for Sustainable Development and Sida
- “Global trade and the rules-based world order” with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, organized by the European Commission in Sweden
- “Human Rights and the Environment” at Conference Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the UDHR, organised by the EU Delegation to Singapore
- “The State of Democracy and Human Rights in the World”, lecture for Swedish national public TV broadcaster SVT foreign correspondents
- “Decoding the 19th Communist Party Congress” at the 19th Stockholm China Forum, organized by The German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
- “Sweden-China relations” at Folk och Försvars Rikskonferens [Society and Defence Annual Conference], 15 Jan 2019, Sälen, Sweden
- “Kinadagen i Almedalen” [China Day in Almedalen], 2012-2017, https://www.facebook.com/kinadagen
- “How is the EU Navigating a More Authoritarian World?”, organized by the European Commission in Sweden and Global Utmaning, Almedalsveckan
- “Human rights and Environmental Sustainability – Why Should We Bother to Work Integrated?” organized by Sida
Keywords: Business and human rights, human rights and the environment, human rights and development, China