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:
The NCHR, through the Oslo Coalition, promotes freedom of religion and belief, through competence building, dialogue and cooperation.
Strengthening rights and management of local resources in areas prone to conflicts over land between companies and local populations.
Promoting knowledge about equality and non-discrimination principles with a particular focus on the rights of women and vulnerable groups.
Supporting initiatives enabling our academic partners to engage in regional and multilateral processes promoting human rights.
The thematic areas
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 2018 (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.
- Book launch: Human rights fulfilment for smallholder farmers in and outside the oil palm sector May 10, 2021 11:33 AM
- Call for applications: Online Intensive Course in Human Rights 2021 Apr. 27, 2021 12:16 PM
- First professional training on investigative interviewing in West Africa Apr. 21, 2021 11:27 AM
- Director of the International Department: Kathrine Raadim
- 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
- Universal Protocol/UNPOL Cooperation: Gisle Kvanvig
- UNPOL and UNODC Cooperation: Susanne H. Flølo