International Department News

Published Dec. 15, 2017 12:57 PM

More than 50 Chinese and Nordic partners of the NCHR China Programme participated in the celebration of the 20th anniversary.

Published Dec. 12, 2017 4:21 PM

Activists with extensive experience working for religious minorities were gathered for two intense days in Bogor, 4-5 December.

Published Dec. 5, 2017 3:31 PM

This week, the NCHR held a workshop on Gender equality and Human Rights for Chinese University professors in Shanghai. 

Published Nov. 30, 2017 6:42 AM

As the first foreign organisation, the China Programme at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights received the Li Buyun Law Price this week.

Published Nov. 30, 2017 6:35 AM

2017 marks a milestone of the NCHR having supported legal education and research in China for 20 years. 

Published Nov. 10, 2017 3:30 PM

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.

Published Oct. 30, 2017 3:00 PM

The conference in Newcastle mid-October brought together police, military and intelligence practitioners as well as academic researchers.

Published Oct. 24, 2017 2:19 PM

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.

Published Oct. 24, 2017 9:17 AM

More than 40 police officers and investigators from seven police districts in central Vietnam are gathered in Danang this week. 

Published Oct. 18, 2017 10:43 AM

'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. 

Published Sep. 28, 2017 11:49 AM

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. 

Published Sep. 22, 2017 1:30 PM

Watch the high-level panel discussion at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Published Sep. 21, 2017 4:00 PM

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.

Published Sep. 7, 2017 2:54 PM

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).

Published Sep. 6, 2017 2:42 PM

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.

Published Aug. 29, 2017 4:45 PM

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.

Published Aug. 23, 2017 3:37 PM

The NCHR attends high level UN meeting in New York to promote global standards for police interrogation based on Norwegian experience.

Published Aug. 17, 2017 3:34 PM

Petter Wille, the Director of the Norwegian National Human Rights Institution visited Beijing from 2-8 July.

Published Aug. 16, 2017 2:35 PM

An overview of main activites conducted by the International Department in 2016. Download report

Published June 21, 2017 1:29 PM

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.

Published June 16, 2017 9:17 AM

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.

Published June 16, 2017 9:17 AM

New minister endorses training by NCHR partner to ensure 'game-changing' Village Law comply with human rights and involve women and indigenous people. 

Published June 16, 2017 9:17 AM

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.

Published June 16, 2017 9:17 AM

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.

Published Apr. 10, 2017 11:03 AM

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.