The NCHR International Department is visiting Copenhagen University this week, attending the international conference “Categories, Digital Reconfiguration and Mobility in China”.
Together with the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and CTI (Convention against Torture Initiative) the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights co-hosted the Asia-Pacific "Regional Seminar the UN Convention against Torture: Building Robust Preventive Frameworks". The event took place in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, on April 20-22.
NCHR meets with Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ), the Department of Special Investigations (DSI), and visits the Royal Police Cadet Academy (RPCA) to introduce and discuss implementation of the interviewing method investigative interviewing in Thailand.
The Oslo Coalition is planning an open lecture with Fr. Cyril Hovorun, Professor of Theology and Orthodox priest from Ukraine. He will discuss how religion has become politicized in Russia and how Orthodoxy is shaping politics and political theology in Russia and Eastern Europe.
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.
Together with the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) and Pakistani and Nigerian national police NCHR held two separate pilot testing events in Islamabad and Abuja last week.
The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights is now accepting applications for the Annual Intensive Course in Human Rights. Deadline: 24 April 2022.
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.
A recent webinar on how to implement the Mendez principles on effective interviewing marked the beginning of closer collaboration between with NCHR and the OSCE Office for Democratic institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).
NCHR guest researcher and Police Superintendent Dr. Rachlew becomes the first active police officer to serve as a representative to Europe's torture prevention committee.
On the 7th December the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights hosted the Annual seminar on business and human rights as a part of the Oslo Peace Days. The annual seminar on business and human rights gives an opportunity for all stakeholders to come together and discuss the business and human rights field. This year, the panel was represented by academia, government, and civil society.
The training was held electronically and attended by 29 Indonesian judges. It started on the 24th of November and went over three weeks, with two sessions per week. The training was organised by the NCHR in cooperation with LeIP (the Indonesian Institute for and Independent Judiciary) and the Indonesian Supreme Court.
On 8.-12. November, a training workshop on the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Mechanisms took place in Geneva, Switzerland. Over the week, five participants from Thailand deepened their knowledge of the UN Human Rights Mechanisms, focusing on the Universal Periodic Review.
On November 20, 2021, the seminar "Business and Human Rights in the Chinese National Human Rights Action Plan" was held in Guangzhou. The seminar was co-organized by the Research Institute for Human Rights at Guangzhou University and Wuhan University in China.
The 2nd workshop on Business and Human Rights was held virtually from 27-28 November 2021. It was co-organized by the NCHR and the Institute for Human Rights at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL).
In cooperation with the ASEAN University Network-Human Rights Education (AUN-HRE), the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) supported the 5th Regional Network Meeting on Human Rights Education. In total 30 university lecturers from Southeast and Northeast Asia participated this virtual meeting from 30 November - 3 December 2021.
The training workshop on the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Mechanisms took place digitally on 1. - 5. November. For the second time, academics from China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam participated on Zoom, due to the on-going pandemic.
The Human Rights Education Book on Peace and Conflict Transformation in Southeast Asia was officially launched in a digital event with distinguished experts from ASEAN countries on October 28.
The NCHR, AUN-HRE and SHAPE-SEA organized an online panel with the winners of this year's essay competition on critical human rights and peace issues in ASEAN/Southeast Asia.
NCHR met with partners, diplomats, leading experts and politicians during a recent trip to Vienna, Geneva, Düsseldorf and Berlin to promote and discuss ideas on the dissemination and implementation of the Méndez Principles on Effective Interviewing for Investigations and Information Gathering.
Professor Bård Anders Andreassen participated in the International Symposium on "Business and Human Rights: New Ideas and New Practices" hosted by the Human Rights Research Institute and International Law Institute of Wuhan University in September.
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.
For a second time, the annual intensive course on human rights, organized by the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, was held digitally. Due to the ongoing pandemic, participants joined each day on Zoom for a week to learn and discuss human rights.
The NCHR and the Constitutional Research Institute at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) recently held a workshop on gender equality and human rights for Chinese university teachers in Chengdu, Western China.
After almost four years NCHR together with the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) and the Anti-Torture Initiative (ATI) have the pleasure of unveiling the ‘Principles on Effective Interviewing for Investigations and Information Gathering’, referred to as the ‘Mendez Principles’.