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Published Sep. 28, 2022 3:07 PM

The current legal system in China is the result of evolution of politics, economy, society and culture. The NCHR international department recently attended the 16th Annual Conference of the ECLS, where participants presented research on legal issues and policy that may have impact on China and its relations with the world – including several topical human rights issues.

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Published Aug. 29, 2022 11:12 AM

The NCHR has since 2017 supported Norwegian experts to teach in the annual Human Rights Summer School at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). This summer, NCHR director Professor Bård A. Andreassen and NCHR Professor Gentian Zyberi gave online lectures in the Summer School from 7-15 July.

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Published Aug. 26, 2022 1:34 PM

More than 100 participants gathered in Beirut, Lebanon, to discuss human rights standards in Lebanese personal status laws. The seminar were facilitated by the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, together with Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace (LFPCP), as a closing event of the six-months’ pilot project “Fostering Human Rights in Lebanese Religious Courts”. This is the first human rights related project working directly with the actors of the religious courts.

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Published Aug. 15, 2022 10:36 AM

12 academics from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam gathered in Geneva, Switzerland for the annual training on UN human rights mechanisms. The workshop, jointly organized by the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and Geneva Academy, aims to strengthen civil society by equipping academics with in depth knowledge of how to utilize the UN human rights mechanisms in their home countries. 

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Published June 27, 2022 1:02 PM

Following the recent introduction of controversial legacy proposals by the British Government, an International Expert Panel on Impunity has been convened by the Norwegian Center for Human Rights at the request of the Committee on the Administration of Justice and the Pat Finucane Centre. 

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Published June 20, 2022 10:56 AM

On June 15 2022, the Director of the NCHR Professor Bård A. Andreassen spoke about the Norwegian Corporate Transparency Act during an International seminar about Supply Chain Due Diligence Legislations: Trends and Challenges. 

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Published June 13, 2022 12:20 PM

June 7th to 10th 2022, NCHR conducted in-person training on investigative interviewing with Thai police and prosecutors. This is the first training of its kind carried out based on the Méndez Principles. During the week, NCHR conducted trainings and ran practical exercises with the Royal Thai Police Cadet Academy, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), and the Office of the Attorney General of Thailand (OAG).

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Published May 24, 2022 9:41 AM

The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) and our partner, the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (GA), will hold the eighth Training Workshop on UN Human Rights Mechanisms on 3.-7.- October 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. This workshop is for participants from the MENA countries only and will include regional perspectives.

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Published Apr. 7, 2022 2:12 PM

The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) and our partner, the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (GA), will hold the seventh Training Workshop on UN Human Rights Mechanisms on 4.-8. July 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. We now welcome applications from our partner countries in the ASEAN region.

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Published Mar. 8, 2022 7:15 AM

The theme for the International Women’s Day this year is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”. In 2022 the NCHR is developing a pilot project on gender equality, human rights and climate change to raise awareness about these issues.