Can you make a difference in the world while gaining practical skills and deepening understanding? The students of the Human Rights in Practice course get the opportunity to try, in a new course approach where they work towards justice.
CELL seeks Student Project Leader related to education development in the Master of Theory and Practice in Human Rights (HUMR), Norwegian Centre for Human Rights.
In June 2022, postdoctoral research fellow Natalia Torres Zuniga visited Santiago de Chile, City of Valdivia in Southern Chile, and the town of San Jose de la Mariquina (Valdivia). The visit aimed to gather information about the country's forestry industry, constitutional change and political economy.
What are the intersections of human rights and sustainability, and how do the two agendas meet? This three-day conference invited close to a hundred participants to examine the topic from a variety of angles.
The NCHR and partners recently organized a conference presenting two reports, focusing on the existing curricula on human rights at Bulgarian universities, and the introduction of human rights in mandatory legal curriculum in Bulgaria.
It was a pleasure recently to be able to celebrate the MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights class of 2022 graduation!
Two of NCHR’s doctoral researchers, Elsabe Boshoff and Dinie Arief, presented their doctoral projects in this year’s Human Rights Interdisciplinary PhD Triangle Gathering. It was hosted virtually by the University of Essex on 26-27 April.
The Oslo Coalition is planning an open lecture with Fr. Cyril Hovorun, Professor of Theology and Orthodox priest from Ukraine. He will discuss how religion has become politicized in Russia and how Orthodoxy is shaping politics and political theology in Russia and Eastern Europe.
A team composed of three students from the University of Oslo participated in the 38th edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition, which took place between 19-25 March in Durrës, Albania. The team, coached by NCHR professor Gentian Zyberi, reached the semi-finals of the competition.
Newsletter on activities and news at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights. Newsletter 1-22 was published 11. March 2022.
The Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI), of which the Norwegian Centre of Human Rights is a member, has issued a statement in solidarity with Ukraine.
The Research Group on Human Rights and Sustainable Development invites submission of papers for an upcoming conference on the intersection between human rights and sustainability as an evolving and justiciable concept.
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.
Monthly newsletter on activities and news at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights. Newsletter 6/10-21 was published 19. November 2021.
How have the constitutions of Andean states legally created and sustained a social market economy based on agribusiness - as well as its consequences, such as land concentration, displacement, violence, and racism? Dr. Natalia Torres Zuñiga aims to find out in her new research project.
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.
Monthly newsletter on activities and news at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights. Newsletter 5/10-21 was published 13. October 2021.
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).
The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights holds a graduation ceremony for the students of the Masters programme who are completing their degree in 2021.
Master students Ronny Tang and Nishant Sirohi represented the University of Oslo (UiO), through the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR), at the Nelson Mandela 13th World Human Rights Moot Court Competition (the Competition) held virtually from July 3 – 16, 2021. The team was coached by NCHR’s Head of Department, Gentian Zyberi.
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.
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.
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.
The research project GOODPOL recently organized a series of public lectures in order to mark the end of its first year of activities. The public lecture series was organized with the assistance of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights.
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.”