International Department News

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Published Oct. 8, 2021 11:38 AM

The ASEAN University Network-Human Rights Education (AUN-HRE) and the Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/ Southeast Asia network (SHAPE-SEA) has organised the Second Essay Writing Competition for Undergraduate Students on Critical Human Rights and Peace Issues in ASEAN/Southeast Asia in 2021. The competition was supported by the NCHR.

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Published Apr. 9, 2021 4:14 PM

The NCHR and the East Lake Institute for Social Advancement (EISA) is organising a 5 week training series on disability, sexual orientation and gender identities (SOGI) for representatives from Asian disability organisations. Last week, activist Ingrid Thunem shared her experiences from working with disability and SOGI rights issues in Norway with the participants.

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Published Mar. 24, 2021 7:54 PM

The book ‘Freedom of Expression in Islam: Challenging Apostacy and Blasphemy Laws’ critically and constructively engages with the theological, historical and legal reasoning behind the most restrictive state laws around the world to open up new ways of thinking. The book was officially launched in a digital event with distinguished experts today.

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Published Mar. 22, 2021 6:47 PM

Together with the East Lake Institute for Social Advancement (EISA), the NCHR is organising a 5 week digital training workshop series on intersectional discrimination for Asian Civil Society. Particular focus will be on discrimination of people with disabilities and issues surrounding sexual orientation and gender identities (SOGI).

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Published Mar. 17, 2021 3:47 PM

A seminar on the above topic was held by the law Faculty of the Atma Jaya University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The seminar asked what international law tells us about how governments should respond to the covid-pandemic. 

Published Mar. 5, 2021 10:21 PM

To mark the International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March, the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) would like to point to our Chinese partners important work towards gender equality in China. Raising awareness about domestic violence in China, contributing to better education on gender and human rights in Chinese universities and publication of the first Chinese textbook on gender and human rights are some of the achievements our Chinese partners have made with the support of the NCHR. 

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Published Feb. 16, 2021 2:12 PM

With the aim to train lawyers in making more effective human rights claims in court, an online workshop on human rights litigation is held in cooperation with the Indonesian Legal Aid foundation.

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Published Dec. 17, 2020 1:44 PM

This weekend, the Constitutionalism Research Institute at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) held a NCHR supported workshop on gender equality and human rights for 23 Chinese university teachers in Shenzhen, China. The aim of the workshop was to inspire more Chinese university teachers to include gender equality in their teaching activities.

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Published Oct. 14, 2020 2:40 PM

A one-week online human rights training for 44 Indonesian judges began on October 12. Two Norwegian Supreme Court Judges presented at the training, as well as the Chief Justice of the Indonesian Supreme Court.

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Published Mar. 18, 2020 2:12 PM

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) highlights Investigative Interviewing as a paradigm shift in its report on "Preventing police torture and other forms of ill-treatment – reflections on good practices and emerging approaches". 

Published Mar. 8, 2020 7:48 AM

On International Women’s Day the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) would like to highlight our Chinese partners work to achieve greater gender equality in China.  A first Chinese textbook on gender and human rights, contributing to an increase in courses on women’s rights and gender equality in Chinese universities and raising the awareness about domestic violence against women in China are among the achievements partners have made, with the support of the NCHR.

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Published Oct. 28, 2019 2:12 PM

This weekend, the NCHR and the Constitutional Research Institute at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) held a workshop on gender equality and human rights for Chinese university teachers in Chengdu, Western China.

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Published Oct. 10, 2019 11:40 AM

The ECOSOC Institute and the NCHR have conducted research in three Indonesian provinces on oil palm cultivation and economic rights in rural areas. The research found a high level of land conflicts and that access to food, water and health was better in villages not (primarily) cultivating this crop.

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Published Oct. 9, 2019 3:16 PM

NCHR offers stipends for visiting scholars for their research related to international human rights law. In 2019, four scholars from Indonesia, China and Vietnam were awarded stipends to carry out their research at the NCHR. One of the experts came from the Party School of the Central Committee of the C.P.C in Beijing for his research project on economic development and human rights.

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Published Oct. 9, 2019 2:44 PM

The seminar titled "Academic Freedom and Challenges in the Era of Neoconservatism and Developmentalism" was held in Malang, Indonesia on September 4 and attanded by more than 100 univsersity lecturers, journalists, students and NGO representatives. 

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Published Oct. 9, 2019 2:36 PM

NCHR hosted an “Interfaith and intermedia dialogue” involving a large delegation from Indonesia, and representatives of Norwegian ministries and Norwegian faith and life-stance communities on Sept 30 - 1 October.


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Published June 26, 2019 12:00 PM

BLOG POST: Since January 2019, British and Norwegian experts have supported an anti-torture program led by Restart in Lebanon. The project entails training representatives from the Lebanese police, investigative judges and security forces in how to conduct interviews and think like investigators.

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Published Mar. 7, 2019 4:05 PM

Former Indonesian NCHR students and guest researchers met in Surabaya to establish an alumni-network, providing a platform for members to present ongoing research and aim for joint publications.

Published Oct. 29, 2018 9:52 AM

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.