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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.

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Published Jan. 20, 2022 12:18 PM

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. 

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Published Dec. 22, 2021 11:50 AM

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.

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Published Dec. 17, 2021 1:33 PM

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. 

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Published Dec. 8, 2021 4:47 PM

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.

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Published Nov. 19, 2021 2:51 PM

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. 

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Published Nov. 9, 2021 2:20 PM

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. 

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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.