About The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights

Statutes of The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR 

The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) is a multidisciplinary Centre at the University of Oslo. With a turnover of NOK 40 million, its activities are based upon research and teaching, in addition to the activities as a host for several international programmes.

  • NCHR is internationally recognised as a leading research institution in the field of human rights with research staff including lawyers, political scientists, social anthropologists, social geography and philosophy.
  • The NCHR is responsible for editing the Nordic Journal of Human Rights.
  • NCHR’s two-year Master programme in ‘The Theory and Practice of Human Rights’ is well-established. NCHR is also involved in the teaching of human rights and international humanitarian law for law students and other students at the University of Oslo.
  • NCHR’s International Department are funded through an agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Department is thematically organised.


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NCHR Leadership Group

Gentian Zyberi Head of department
Jakob Elster Deputy Head of department, and Head of research

Peris S Jones Head of Education
Kathrine Raadim Head of International Department
Teis Daniel Kjelling  Head of Administration

Where and how to find the NCHR