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Ivar Husby is one of three representatives from the Norwegian Police contributing to the training course in investigative interviewing in Viet Nam. Photo: Vietnam Programme/UiO.
Published May 19, 2014 1:10 PM

Over the last two weeks the Vietnam Programme in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Security in Vietnam, the Norwegian Police University College, and Oslo Police District has conducted training courses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

Published May 15, 2014 10:55 AM

The Vietnam Programme and Juss-Buss are aiding several universities in Vietnam  in their development of free legal aid offered by law students.

Published May 9, 2014 12:02 PM

For tredje år på rad har Vietnam Programmet ved SMR i samarbeid Ministry of Public Security i Vietnam  med seg eksperter fra Polithøgskolen og Oslo Politidistrikt til  Vietnam for å holde kurs om ”Investigative Interviewing and the Presumption of Innocence - undersøkende avhørsteknikk og uskyldspresumsjonen.”

Published Apr. 25, 2014 3:16 PM

Lagdommerne Dag Brathole og Vidar Stensland har vært sekondert gjennom NORDEM til EULEX, EUs justisoperasjon i Kosovo, siden august 2013. I en artikkel i domstolsmagasinet «Rett på sak» forteller de om sin hverdag som dommere i henholdsvis Mitrovica Basic Court i nord og i Kosovo Property Agency Appeals Court i Pristina.

Published Apr. 23, 2014 7:13 PM

NORDEM/the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and the Al Jazeera Media Training & Development Center, are organizing a human rights and media workshop for journalists. The workshop will take place at Al Jazeera’s headquarters in Doha, 27 April-1 May, and is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

Published Apr. 23, 2014 9:36 AM

Internet voting continues to be controversial both within and beyond Norway. With the "I-voting" trials of 2011 and 2013, Norway joined a small group of countries that have allowed binding votes submitted by the Internet.

The Carter Center's report on the Internet Voting Pilot has just been launched.

Published Mar. 20, 2014 11:19 AM

After the armed conflict in 1998/1999 in Kosovo, more than 40.000 claims were submitted by Albanians, Serbs and other minorities who claimed that they lost their property as a result of the conflict. Two Norwegians lawyers are now dealing with the final batch of claims as part of Kosovo Property Agency.

Published Mar. 14, 2014 10:23 AM

The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) is embarking on a hectic year as five of 14 member countries hold elections. By the end of the year more than 40 million voters will have had the chance to cast their vote in the region.

Published Mar. 6, 2014 3:41 PM

NORDEM has been tasked by Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to send 36 election observers to observe the upcoming presidential election in Ukraine on 25 May. The Norwegian delegation will consist of six long term and up to 30 short term observers from the NORDEM roster and will be part of the election observation mission carried out by the Organization for Security and Co-operation (OSCE).

Published Feb. 5, 2014 4:56 PM

Mette Bakken joined the IDEA’s Regional Office in Africa (Pretoria) in January 2014 to support its work in the fields of electoral processes, political parties and gender.

NORDEM values highly the entry into cooperation with International IDEA. This secondment falls in line with the very core activities of NORDEM and our ambition to strengthen our election engagement and expertise further.

Published Jan. 21, 2014 2:30 PM

Berit Bachen Dahle, former police investigator and sexual and gender based violence expert, has been part of a four-member panel of independent specialists conducting an independent external review for the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Published Jan. 10, 2014 8:23 AM

This report is the result of a research visit to Cairo made by Kari Vogt and Nelly Van Doorn, January 16th - 25th, 2013.

The primary aim of this visit was to research the condition and the main themes of debates, in particular legal themes, as brought up by Egypt’s religious minorities, especially the Coptic Christian communities that are around ten percent of the entire population of around 85 million.

The report is available in pdf format or in docx.format.

Published Dec. 31, 2013 9:41 AM

Educationforpeace.com, the resource website supported under the Oslo Coalition Teaching for Tolerance programme, is now available in Bahasa (Indonesia).

Published Dec. 5, 2013 4:10 PM

Justice Through Equality: Building Religious Knowledge for Legal Reform in Muslim Family Laws is now available in farsi

This report sums up lessons we have 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. 30, 2013 7:15 AM

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

Muslim family law is a sensitive and contested subject. In recent decades, even as most Muslim countries have taken on international legal obligations to promote women’s equality, a political push for ‘Islamisation’ of the state and its laws has resulted in new discriminatory rules. At the same time, developments such as the reformed Moroccan family code of 2004, based both on Islamic sources and international human rights, show that legal reform towards gender equality is possible.

This report sums up lessons we have 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.