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The China Autonomy Programme was a research programme that concentrated on the implementation of minority rights in China. A specific focus of this research cooperation, with central and local research institutions in both China and Norway, was the implementation of the regional national autonomy system in a comparative perspective. The activities of the programme included academic dissertations, conferences, training and teaching.
The Centre signed a Co-operation Agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2005 and became a lead partner in the development of the Courts’ Legal Tools Project. The main objective of the Project has been to provide users both inside and outside the Court equal access to legal information services required to construct legal arguments in cases containing charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
In August 2011 NCHR informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that it did not intend to renew the Co-operation Agreement with the ICC beyond its expiration on 11th April 2012. By April 2012 the NCHR had completed its obligations according to the Co-operation Agreement and a natural consequence would be to hand over the less resource demanding tasks of maintaining the collections to other partners.
Between 1998 and 2010, the South Africa Programme (coordinated by NCHR and financed by the Norwegian Embassy, Pretoria) supported numerous organisations working to strengthen human rights and democracy across South Africa and the region.
Over the last two decades, economic, social and cultural rights have gained increased recognition. However, the global challenges of systemic poverty and discrimination remain enormous. There is a continuous need to explore how these rights are best addressed.