Newsletter 1-22

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

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.

Illustration photo: Colourbox.no

Call for Papers: Human Rights and Sustainability

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.

The conference is scheduled for 9-10 June 2022 in Domus Media. It aims to develop critical and reflective thinking on sustainability and its linkages to human rights, relating to its evolution, implementation, justiciability, and the political power dynamics of different actors including in civic spaces.

Read the full call for papers here.

International Women's Day 2022

The theme for the International Women’s Day this year is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”. In 2022 the NCHR is developing a pilot project on gender equality, human rights and climate change to raise awareness about these issues.

Prof. Gentian Zyberi nominated for 2nd term in UN Human Rights Committee

Professor Gentian Zyberi, a professor of international law and human rights at the 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.

Dr. Rachlew is the new Norwegian representative to the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture

NCHR guest researcher and Police Superintendent Dr. Asbjørn Rachlew becomes the first active police officer to serve as a representative to Europe's torture prevention committee.

Dr. Rachlew was appointed on 8. December 2021, taking over from Professor Georg Høyer who has served the committee for three periods of four years each.

Association of Human Rights Institutes: Statement on the Russian aggression against Ukraine

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.

AHRI, a global network of academic human rights institutes, expresses its solidarity with Ukraine and voices "grave concern over aggression by the Russian Federation against the sovereign state of Ukraine". 

You can read the full statement and its calls for action here.

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Tags: Human Rights, NCHR, NCHR International Department, NCHR Newsletter By Emma Verngård
Published Mar. 11, 2022 11:33 AM - Last modified Mar. 11, 2022 11:34 AM