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Published Jan. 2, 2015 9:54 AM

Truong Thi Thuy Dung is one of 61 students graduated from the Master Programme in Human Rights Law at the Vietnam National University in Hanoi. The Master programme was established in 2010, as the first of its kind in Vietnam, and is supported by the Vietnam Programme at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR).

Published Dec. 22, 2014 3:05 PM

NORDEM has sent one long term observer to The Carter Center's mission in support to the democratic transition in Myanmar.

This is the first time NORDEM sends experts to Myanmar.

Published Dec. 17, 2014 3:31 PM

In 2013-2014, the Vietnam Programme supported a legal awareness project in Hue City in central Vietnam.

Students from the Law Faculty at Hue University have visited prisons and communities to raise legal awareness.

Published Dec. 9, 2014 11:03 AM

Justice Through Equality: Building Religious Knowledge for Legal Reform in Muslim Family Laws is now available in Arabic and in French.

This report sums up lessons learned from the expert discussions and written contributions in the nine years the Oslo Coalition project has run, and places some of the key arguments into an editorial synthesis. It is intended for policy-makers, stakeholders and advocates of reform who are developing knowledge-based arguments for legal reform.

Published Nov. 28, 2014 12:56 PM

OSCE/ODIHR is observing the parliamentary election in Moldova to be held on 30 November. NORDEM has sent two long term and four short term observers to this mission.

Published Nov. 26, 2014 4:23 PM

Tunisian citizens voted in a genuine and competitive election on Nov. 23, the country's first presidential elections under the new constitution, states The Carter Center in their Statement of Preliminary Findings and Conclusions after the first round of the presidential elections.

Read the full press relase.

For the first time since independence, Tunisians were offered the opportunity to choose among a diverse group of presidential candidates in a genuine election. The Nov. 23 presidential polls, the second of two elections intended to consolidate Tunisia’s democratic transition, were administered in a professional and neutral manner. As such, Tunisia could serve as a model for other countries in the region struggling to establish democratic institutions.

The Carter Center will stay on to observe the secound round of  the elections.

Published Nov. 21, 2014 1:36 PM

A delegation headed by NCHR director Inga Bostad visited China from 20-24 October to meet with university partners to discuss future cooperation. The delegation met with several of the China Programme key partners such as the Renmin University Law School.

Published Oct. 29, 2014 11:29 AM

A five-day program consisting of a human rights training component, introduction to the new village law, and discussion on the impacts of palm oil production in the sub-district, was carried out in Paju Epat subdistrict 22-26 September 2014.

Published Oct. 16, 2014 11:25 AM

This report addresses a major challenge in processes of political transition from open conflict to a system of democratic stability in ethnically divided societies.

The dilemma is how a democratic principle of representation that reflects group-based identities can contribute to overcoming group-based conflict dynamics.

This is where electoral quotas come into the picture: What are the effects of introducing quotas? Will they contribute to democratic stability or rather preserve and strengthen the cleavages that led to open conflict in the first place?

Published Sep. 25, 2014 3:27 PM

Gisle Kvanvig of the Vietnam Programme and Knut D. Asplund of the Indonesia Programme at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights presented their programme’s cooperation with the Vietnam People's Police Force and the Armed Forces of Indonesia (TNI) respectively at the conference “Human rights and the security sector in the Asia Pacific” in Bangkok from September 15 to 17, 2014.

Published Sep. 25, 2014 3:17 PM

For the seventh consecutive year the Indonesia Programme at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights in Cooperation with FRR Law Office Jakarta have run a training course in the law of armed conflict and human rights for the Indonesian Army’s Special Forces, Kopassus from September 8 to 11. This time the training took place in the in quarters of Group 3 of Kopassus in Cijantung in the outskirts of Jakarta. Group 3 is a specially selected unit specialising in anti-terror, unconventional warfare and intelligence.