The Raoul Wallenberg Institute RWI

of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Linked with Raoul Wallenberg – Sweden (1912 – 1947 ?), and with Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Peking University Law School 2008-2010.

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) is an independent academic institution established in 1984. The mission of the Institute is to promote universal respect for human rights and humanitarian law by means of research, academic education, dissemination and institutional development. The vision of the Institute is to be a centre of excellence meeting the highest international standards in all its fields of operation.

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute Library is being sponsored by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Söderberg Foundations (named in RATOS 2008).

Homepage and Activities;
General Information master Programmes; Master’s Programme in International Human Rights Law;
Visiting Professors at RWI; Research, Introduction; Research Reports; RWI Library; Human Rights Theme Maps; RWI Links;
Address; Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Stora Gråbrödersg. 17 B, P.O. Box 1155, SE-221 05 Lund, Sweden, Phone: +46 46 222 12 00, Fax: +46 46 222 12 22.

About: Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law RWI is an independent academic institution dedicated to the promotion of human rights through research, training and education.

The Institute is named after Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat, in order to pay homage to his well-known humanitarian work in Hungary at the end of the Second World War. In legal terms the Institute is a charitable trust under Swedish private law and is governed by a board of trustees.

Established in 1984 at the Faculty of Law at Lund University, Sweden, the Institute is currently involved in organising three Master Programmes and an interdisciplinary human rights programme at the undergraduate level. Host to one of the largest human rights libraries in northern Europe and engaged in various research and publication activities, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute provides researchers and students with a conducive study environment.

With funding from, among others, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), a wide range of training and capacity building programmes in the field of human rights are carried out in Sweden and abroad.

The activities of the Institute do not involve official reporting on state performance, monitoring of state compliance or other methods of work in the human rights field that could be considered confrontational in character.

Apart from the close cooperation RWI has with Lund University, the Institute maintains extensive relationships with several other academic institutions as well as international organisations, non-governmental organisations and government institutions worldwide. It also participates in various networks of Nordic, European and international institutions, within the framework of its mandate.

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