International Department News

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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.

Published Feb. 16, 2018 4:19 PM

José Miguel Vivanco, director of Human Rights Watch's Americas division visited the NCHR to advocate for the rights of the Wayuu people, the largest indigenous group in Colombia.

Published Feb. 2, 2018 12:57 PM

On 24-25 January, around 180 people gathered in Jakarta to discuss implementation of the law. The key concern was how to strengthen participation and democracy at village level, amid concerns that regulations from above undermined village autonomy and the scope for inclusive bottom/up processes. 

Published Jan. 11, 2018 1:15 PM

The Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI) held its Annual Forum in New York 12 December 2017, providing an important opportunity for reflection on the status of realising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the prohibition against torture.