News on human rights
When Swedes agree to pause democracy
12 maj 2023
Swedish people are very positive about their democracy and how it works. Despite that, a majority thinks that our democratic freedoms and rights co...
Bringing new research about forensic evidence to the courtroom
02 mars 2023
Are there better methods of assessing a person’s age, whether a person is lying, or whose DNA is at a crime scene? These are questions in some of t...
Political exclusion risks undermining democracy
05 december 2022
COLUMN. There are clear signs that the current political system is unable to offer all people equal opportunities to participate in political life ...
The vulnerability of surrogate mothers in a global market
17 oktober 2022
A new dissertation on surrogacy highlights Thai women's experiences of having acted as surrogate mothers. The dissertation shows the women's vulner...
“A successful climate transition could help create a more peaceful world”
05 oktober 2022
Russia's war in Ukraine should be a reminder that we cannot continue to consume oil to the extent we do today. Nina von Uexkull is a peace and conf...
The teacher who thought twice to create a better school
09 september 2022
How can we make schools more orderly? How can we create a pleasant, peaceful classroom environment where students learn what is required and no one...
Children's Rights in Biomedicine Conference on September 12
07 september 2022
On September 12, the Department of Law will host its conference “Children's Rights in Biomedicine” to scrutinize scientific risk and uncertainty in...
Municipal housing policy influences refugee reception
05 juli 2022
Municipalities can use their local housing policy to influence the extent to which refugees are able to settle in the municipality in the long term...
Political intolerance limits debate in Sweden
16 juni 2022
Political intolerance is high in Sweden, and more than half are reluctant to express their views in public. This is shown in a survey conducted by ...
Putin’s vision of a conservative orthodox superpower
06 april 2022
Following traditional, conservative and Christian Orthodox ideals, in contrast to the “morally adrift” West, and defending Russia as a superpower. ...
New means of protecting Ukraine’s refugees
30 mars 2022
“The biggest refugee situation since the Second World War.” This is how international law scholar Rebecca Thorburn Stern describes the situation pr...
Ukrainian researchers get help from Scholars at Risk
15 mars 2022
Anna Jonsson Cornell, Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law, is currently working intensively with the organisation Sch...
“The war in Ukraine is welding all of Europe together”
02 mars 2022
Hello there... Li Bennich-Björkman. You’re the University’s Johan Skytte Professor of Eloquence and Government, affiliated with the Institute for R...
Regarding the invasion of Ukraine
25 februari 2022
Uppsala University endorses the Swedish Government’s firm condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Parental support crucial for better school performance
31 augusti 2021
Interest in studies and effort are important for pupils in achieving high grades, but high grades also require lots of work at home and extensive p...
Downward trend broken – fatalities in organised violence increase again
17 juni 2021
New data from Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), at Uppsala University, show that the total number of fatalities stemming from organised violenc...
Peter Nobel awarded the Martin Henriksson Holmdahl Prize for human rights and freedoms
14 juni 2021
Peter Nobel, J.D., has been awarded the 2021 Martin Henriksson Holmdahl Prize. The SEK 50,000 prize is Uppsala University’s top honour for efforts ...
Prize for global work to promote child health rights
29 januari 2021
Stefan Swartling Peterson, Professor of Global Health at Uppsala University and UNICEF health specialist, has been awarded the 2020 Martin Henrikss...
The professor wanting to contribute to peace on Earth
25 januari 2021
Isak Svensson is, as he describes it, a product of the Department of Peace and Conflict Research. Since his undergraduate studies, he has stayed tr...
Increasing levels of violence in Africa
15 juni 2020
New data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), Uppsala University, shows that the number of fatalities in organised violence continues to ...