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Refugees and the Arab Middle East: Protection in States Not Party to the Refugee Convention (REF-ARAB).
What are the current trends when it comes to assisting and protecting refugees and asylum-seekers in Europe and in the Middle East? How do political decisions regarding refugees taken in one region affect assistance and protection in other regions?
In cooperation with Indonesian Institute for Independent Judiciary (LeiP) NCHR has organised a workshop in preparation of an upcoming training programme for 1600 new Judges in Indonesia.
NCHR recently submitted a series of recommendations to the OHCHR on “Strengthening and enhancing the effective functioning of the human rights treaty body system”.
ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting (ASED) has formally acknowledge a human rights and peace education programme aimed at higher education institutions in ASEAN.
Several pertinent human rights isssues were discussed at a seminar in Surabaya, Indonesia on February 26. All speakers were former master students or had been visiting researchers at NCHR.
Former NCHR guest researcher, Dr. Herlambang P. Wiratraman received the 2018 Muh. Yamin Constitution Award in Indonesia in November.
The first handbook in the NCHR supported series about the implementation of the anti-domestic violence law in China is now published.
PhD Course 3 ECTS/ Professional Training. While the course is primarily aimed at PhD candidates doing research on this area, it is also open to professionals (with different backgrounds) who have an interest or are working with issues concerning Freedom of Religion or Belief.
The NCHR was invited by Renmin University Law School in Beijing to discuss and give lectures about police investigations and Investigative Interviewing methods recently.
NCHR's Lena Larsen participated as rapporteur at the high level conference "Combatting Intolerance and Discrimination, with a focus on Discrimination based upon Religion or Belief: Towards a Comprehensive Response in the OSCE region" in Rome last week.
In March 2018 Dr. Si Li started the first undergraduate course on gender and human rights at Guangzhou University after participating in teacher training seminars under the auspice of NCHR partners RWI and CUPL.
The 13th Bilateral Human Rights Dialogue between Indonesia and Norway took place in Nusa Dua, Bali on Sunday, October 29, 2018.
Last week NCHR co-hosted the side event "Progress on the Development of the Universal Protocol on Investigative Interviewing and Associated Safeguards" at the UN in New York. The event was moderated by Assistant Secretary General (ASG) for human rights, Andrew Gilmour, and brought together UN agency, civil society and member state representatives.
NCHR contributes to the international conference “Fair treatment of People in Police custody”, organised by Brandenburg University of Applied Police Sciences in Oranienburg, Germany, 16-17 October.
In September 2018, NCHR guest lecturer Dr. River Kate Hustad was invited by several universities in Beijing and Shanghai.
The second teacher training lecture series on Gender and Human Rights Education took place in Shanghai in the end of September. The aim is to facilitate so that more universities in China are able to offer courses on human rights issues related to gender inequality.
The equality and non-discrimination principle is present in law instruments that generally deal with human rights, like in the Bill of Rights that comprises the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).
This was the main conclusion of a seminar organised at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights Tuesday September 11, 2018. The topic of the seminar was Indonesia 20 Years after the Fall of Suharto, and the emphasis was mainly on the human rights situation.
The seminar will address the role which domestic human rights actors play towards the UN Human Rights Treaty Body Review 2020 benchmark. Ministerial representatives, independent state institutions (National Human Rights Institutions and Ombudspersons) and civil society organizations have been invited to Oslo to share their experiences and discuss how to build a more effective UN Human Rights Treaty Body System for all stakeholders.
More than 60 young Chinese and international PhD and master students participated in the seminar series 2-7 July on UN Human Rights Mechanisms in Beijing.