International Department News

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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.

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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.