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The Visiting Scholar Programme at the International Department, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) offers 2-3 researchers from Mainland China and Indonesia the unique opportunity of becoming a guest researcher at the NCHR for a period of one to two months, preferably starting September 2018.
The event, organized by New Horizons in British Islam, provided a platform for conversation and exchange of knowledge and practices towards reform of Islamic thought.
José Miguel Vivanco, director of Human Rights Watch's Americas division visited the NCHR to advocate for the rights of the Wayuu people, the largest indigenous group in Colombia.
25 lawyers protecting freedom of religion or belief in Indonesia received intensive training for five full days.
On 24-25 January, around 180 people gathered in Jakarta to discuss implementation of the law. The key concern was how to strengthen participation and democracy at village level, amid concerns that regulations from above undermined village autonomy and the scope for inclusive bottom/up processes.
Report launched in Jakarta: The report is based on fieldwork carried out since 2015 in the provinces Riau, Bengkulu, Central Sulawesi and West Kalimantan, and is written by the Institute of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in cooperation with the NCHR.
The Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI) held its Annual Forum in New York 12 December 2017, providing an important opportunity for reflection on the status of realising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the prohibition against torture.
More than 50 Chinese and Nordic partners of the NCHR China Programme participated in the celebration of the 20th anniversary.
Activists with extensive experience working for religious minorities were gathered for two intense days in Bogor, 4-5 December.
This week, the NCHR held a workshop on Gender equality and Human Rights for Chinese University professors in Shanghai.
As the first foreign organisation, the China Programme at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights received the Li Buyun Law Price this week.
2017 marks a milestone of the NCHR having supported legal education and research in China for 20 years.
On 8 November 2017, the International Department organized a seminar on Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the New Law of Management of Foreign NGOs in China with the guest researchers Lulu Zhou and Chi He.
The conference in Newcastle mid-October brought together police, military and intelligence practitioners as well as academic researchers.
Representatives from more than 30 Asian NGOs working on disability issues are participating in the workshop, organised by the NCHR and partners from the East Lake Institute for Social Advancement (EISA) in Seoul, South Korea.
More than 40 police officers and investigators from seven police districts in central Vietnam are gathered in Danang this week.
'Truth without torture: A role-play on investigative interviewing' launched at a public event at Palais des Nations in Geneva. The event was followed by an OHCHR-seminar on the implementation of effective safeguards against torture.
Yazidi activits Sarab Barakat and Nasir Kiret were participants at the Introductory Course on Human Rights. Both intend to use the knowledge they acquired to promote the rights of minorities upon return to Iraq.
Watch the high-level panel discussion at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The NCHR is now in New York with Norwegian police preparing for the panel Torture During Interrogations: Illegal, Immoral, and Ineffective during the opening week of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.
The International Department at the NCHR hosted a seminar with guest researcher Yifeng Chen, Associate Professor at Peking University Law School and Special Adviser Wei Chen from the Economic and Social Affairs Department at the Norwegian Confederation on Trade Unions (LO).
On 22 August the Norwegian Center for Human Rights hosted a seminar on the legal protection and policy development against domestic violence for women, children, and the elderly, focusing on the new anti-domestic violence law in China.
The NCHR hosted a panel on Human Rights of Women and Sexual Minorities in China during 'Age Agency and Ambiguity' -an international conference on gender and generations in times of social change held in Oslo this week.
The NCHR attends high level UN meeting in New York to promote global standards for police interrogation based on Norwegian experience.
Petter Wille, the Director of the Norwegian National Human Rights Institution visited Beijing from 2-8 July.
An overview of main activites conducted by the International Department in 2016. Download report
The NCHR and Ecosoc Institute, in cooperation with Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Delang arranged five discussions on management of assets and natural resources at village level. The discussions attracted more than 100 participants.
Victoria Sandino, leader of the gender commission from FARC-EP visited NCHR today to present and discuss the challenges and the achievements of including gender in the peace talks following 50 years of armed conflict in Colombia. She is in Oslo as FARC attend the Foreign Ministry's Peace Forum this week.
New minister endorses training by NCHR partner to ensure 'game-changing' Village Law comply with human rights and involve women and indigenous people.
On December 27, 2015, the 18th meeting of the 12th session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress examined and approved the Anti-Domestic Violence Law of the People's Republic of China. The law came into effect on March 1, 2016. For more than a decade, the NCHR had supported the Domestic Violence Network that worked to pass the law and to fight against domestic violence in China.
Two trainings on ‘rights-based implementation of the Indonesian village law’ were recently held by the NCHR Intenational Department in the districts Southwest Sumba and Lamandau.
NCHR advisor Aksel Tømte explained the vulnerability of locals in land-related conflicts involving corporations during the opening of the Moot Court Competition’s final stage in Bandung, West Java Bandung 7. April.