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In: Legal Assistance to Developing Countries
In: Rendering Justice to the Vulnerable
In: Rendering Justice to the Vulnerable
In: Human Rights and Criminal Justice for the Downtrodden
In: Minority Self-Government in Europe and the Middle East
In: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
In: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is an academic institution formed in 1984 at the University of Lund, Sweden. The Institute is named after a distinguished Swedish diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg, in recognition of his humanitarian accomplishments in Hungary during the Second World War.
The purpose of the Institute is to promote research, training and academic education in the broad field of human rights and humanitarian law, with a basis in public international law and also drawing on other academic disciplines. The Institute's programmes also cover refugee law, international labour standards, intellectual property rights, international criminal law, democracy, and good governance, as set forth in instruments and guidelines adopted by intergovernmental organizations.
The Institute co-operates closely with the University of Lund and several other academic institutions and international organisations. The RWI participates in networks of Nordic, European and international human rights institutes and works actively with them on various human rights and international development projects. In cooperation with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and with other institutions, the Institute organizes extensive academic and training programmes for the dissemination of human rights standards, democratic values and the rule of law, in Sweden and in several other countries.
Together with Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute has initiated four series of publications and publishes a number of related books and journals.

The series published an average of 1,5 volumes per year over the last 5 years.
In: Modern Law of Self-Determination

A delegation from the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations (WGIP) visited the Ainu of Japan in 1991. After describing the activities undertaken by the WGIP-team and the issues and people encountered, the article goes on to argue in favour of such visits by delegations of intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations and academic institutions, as well as the active use of available fact-finding and monitoring procedures. It is important that such visits result in official reports that receive the widest possible distribution; they should not least reach senior politicians and officials who are often uninformed about the situations facing indigenous peoples in their countries. The report from the WGIP visit to the Ainu in 1991 is annexed to the present article.

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In: The Yearbook of Polar Law Online