Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

We combine evidence-based human rights research with direct engagement in close collaboration with our partners to bring about human rights change for all.

We are a research and academic institution with offices, programmes, and convening power covering 40 countries.

The institute is named after Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews and other people at risk in Hungary at the end of World War II.

Mission

To contribute to a wider understanding of, and respect for, human rights and international humanitarian law.

Vision

Just and inclusive societies with the effective realisation of human rights for all.

We apply a cross-cutting approach to gender equality so that the gender equality perspective is integrated into all of our work.

We achieve this through targeted activities, such as training courses focusing on gender equality, and through integrating gender equality considerations into all of our work even when the primary objective is something else.

The human rights online course will encourage more environmental practitioners to integrate a rights-based approach into their operations. Photo: Aaron Thomas/Unsplash

Online course: Rights-Based Approaches to Environmental Sustainability

This online course aims to strengthen and expand knowledge bases of policymakers and practitioners in Asia-Pacific on the linkages between human rights and the environment.

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