The NCHR 30th anniversary seminar

The 30th anniversary is an opportunity to take stock of the conditions for promotion and protection of human rights globally – based on the experiences of the NCHR and our partners. It is equally an occasion to address current and future challenges for human rights work internationally.

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The keynote speeches will be followed by a panel with representatives from the foreign ministry, internationally renowned human rights experts, representatives from civil society, youth and academia, addressing key areas for the improvement of human rights protection internationally. Among some of those invited are the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, Philip Alston, Morten Kjaerum, Eva Brems and representatives from the NCHR that will present some of the current research at the Centre combined with a look at the developement in a historic perspective.

In connection with the anniversary, the Centre is organising an essay competition titled “Youth for human rights – rising to the challenge of new threats against rights advocacy and institutions”. It is open for all master students currently attending a Norwegian university and the winner will be announced and recieve the prize at the anniversary. 

Detailed programme and registration comes later.

Published Jan. 27, 2017 01:01 PM