Current affairs

Schematic display of the UN Sustainable Development Goals also called the SDGs. SDG number 5 and SDG number 10 are highlighted in red color and in pink color.
Published Mar. 11, 2022 11:33 AM

Newsletter on activities and news at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights. Newsletter 1-22 was published 11. March 2022.

Portrait of Professor Zyberi in front of bookshelves.
Published Feb. 18, 2022 1:04 PM

Professor Gentian Zyberi, a professor of international law and human rights at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo (NCHR), has been nominated for a second term at the UN Human Rights Committee, for the period 2023-2026. He was elected for the first term in 2018 and has been serving in the Committee since 2019.

Picture of four persons, presumably students, gathered around a table with a laptop and some books. They are discussing.
Published Nov. 19, 2021 4:05 PM

Monthly newsletter on activities and news at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights. Newsletter 6/10-21 was published 19. November 2021.

Blue event poster, with the text "Changing the narrative: an exhibition on human rights defenders. November 1 to 12, 2021 at Domus Juridica. Opening and welcome on Nov 1, 12:15. 3rd floor at Domus Juridica, Kristian Augusts Gate 17, Oslo."
Published Oct. 27, 2021 10:44 AM

The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) and the Human Rights Fund (NHRF) are organizing the exhibition "CHANGING THE NARRATIVE". It focuses on human rights defenders and their role as actors of change. The exhibition will be displayed on the 3rd floor of Domus Juridica, November 1-12, and is open for all.

Drawn illustration of Lucy Smith, with added text saying "Lucy Smiths Barnerettighetsdag" (children's rights day)
Published Oct. 15, 2021 11:41 AM

Monthly newsletter on activities and news at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights. Newsletter 5/10-21 was published 13. October 2021.

17 colorful icons representing the individual sustainable development goals.
Published Oct. 8, 2021 10:57 AM

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute, the Norwegian Center for Human Rights, Åland Islands Peace Institute, and Galaxy Fund recently carried out a project on "SDG and human rights localization". It examines how local authorities and civil society organizations can cooperate in human rights localization processes, where local and subnational contexts are included and considered when implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Picture of 12 people dressed in formalwear. The group of people consists of a mix of professors and graduates.
Published Aug. 31, 2021 10:05 AM

The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights holds a graduation ceremony for the students of the Masters programme who are completing their degree in 2021.

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Published July 2, 2021 1:08 PM

The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) recently signed a contract with Norad, funding a NORHED II project where NCHR partners with the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and five leading institutions. The project will develop a global network of scholars working towards peace and human rights.

Published July 1, 2021 2:47 PM

On 22 June the Research Group on Human Rights and Sustainable Development and the International Department at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights organized an internal seminar on the report titled “Understanding and mitigating social risks to sustainable development in China's BRI- Evidence from Nepal and Zambia.” The report was published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in April 2021 and can be found here

Pride-parade. To personer står foran en gruppe som holder regnbueflagg og plakater. Personen til venstre holder en plakat hvor det står "respect LGBT rights". Personen til høyre holder et stort regnbueflagg.
Published June 30, 2021 2:42 PM

Vi nærmer oss slutten av Pride-måneden. Pride er en tid for feiring, men siden begynnelsen har det også vært en rettighetskamp. Det er det fortsatt i dag. Selv om vi har sett en fremgang i LHBTIQ-personers rettigheter siden Stonewall-opprørene for over 50 år siden, er det fortsatt en lang vei å gå – både internasjonalt, og i Norge.

Published June 8, 2021 10:37 AM

On 2 June the Research Group on Human Rights and Sustainable Development organized a seminar on Business and Human Rights. The seminar sought to explore the potentials of different treaty models on business and human rights, including the approach of the alternative Framework Convention on Business and Human Rights, as well as emerging relationships and dynamics in the broader business and human rights regulatory “ecosystem.” 

Front cover of the book. Title in white on dark background.
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.