Current affairs

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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.

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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.” 

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Published Dec. 14, 2020 4:59 PM

Just before the start of the Oslo Peace Days 2020 last week, NCHR and the Norwegian Human Rights Fund held a digital event on the role of Norwegian and international support to human rights defenders during an after the pandemic, which represents a time with an increased of risks for human rights defenders. Close to 200 participants from government, different public organizations, academics and civil society took part in the event.

Published Feb. 18, 2019 3:09 PM

The NCHR is delighted to announce that Dr Cathryn Costello, Andrew W Mellon Associate Professor in International Human Rights and Refugee Law at the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford, has been appointed to a Professor II position at the NCHR.

Published Sep. 6, 2017 2:54 PM

A course for all, on Master’s level, a course that’s absolutely free, web based and available for completion on your own PC, a course that takes max two hours of your time weekly, for four weeks, highly relevant topic: Mass Migration and Human Rights – Legal and ethical dilemmas, world class scholars, short lectures, 40 different steps, videos and texts, all in English

Published Nov. 5, 2013 1:23 PM

What are the main social, cultural and legal challenges facing Muslim women in the Muslim world and Europe today? This was the overarching question of the two-day conference held by the NCHR in cooperation with the Institute for Cultural and Oriental Studies and the Faculty of Theology/Plurel in October.

Published Oct. 2, 2013 11:03 AM

Nino Tsereteli, phd candidate at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR)/ PluriCourts - Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order - is due for her midterm evaluation. Her thesis will closely examine the legality and legitimacy of the pilot judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.