The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) is an independent academic institution, established in 1984 at the Faculty of Law at Lund University, Sweden.
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. It is a participant of various networks of Nordic, European and international institutions, in addition to being a member of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network Institutes (PNI).
The Institute hosts one of the largest human rights libraries in northern Europe and is engaged in various research programmes and publication activities. The Institute implements a wide scale international technical co-operation programme, including training, advisory services and publication of training tools and literature in the area of human rights and humanitarian law, as well as related areas such as international criminal law, good governance and anti-corruption. The promotion of UN standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice forms an essential part of this programme, which targets a wide group of stakeholders such as government agencies, national independent human rights institutions, the academic community and civil society organisations.