The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) has 30 years of experience promoting human rights through competence building, knowledge enhancement and dialogue. The NCHR International Department promotes human rights internationally through six thematic areas of commitment:
These thematic areas of commitment represents a continuation of the international programme work that has been conducted by the NCHR for close to 30 years. Read more about our activities in 2017 (pdf). We aim at integrating a gender sensitive approach across the six thematic areas.
Supporting Organisations and Partners
The NCHR International Department has an extended network of cooperating partners in Southeast Asia and East Asia, including academic institutions, UN organs and civil society organisations. Activities at the International Department are supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Director of the International Department: Hilde Salvesen
Human Rights Education: Yi Wang
Rule of Law and/or Indonesia: Knut D. Asplund
Freedom of Religion or Belief: Lena Larsen
Business and Human Rights: Aksel A. Tømte
Equality and non-discrimination: Elisabeth Perioli Bjørnstøl
Human Rights Mechanisms and/or China: Cecilie F. Bakke
Vietnam: Gisle Kvanvig