Jan Helgesen og Anine Kierulf inviterer til MRforum.

Debatten om barnevernet har i det siste vært preget av forholdet mellom barnets beste og barnevernets maktutøvelse. Hvordan kan barnevernet virke både som kontrollør og støttespiller?

Tid og sted: 20. nov. 2015 10:0014:30, Gamle festsal, Domus Academica, Karl Johans gate 47

Til minne om Lucy Smith holder Institutt for offentlig rett, Institutt for privatrett og Senter for menneskerettigheter, Universitetet i Oslo, sammen med Barneombudet en årlig fagdag om barns rettigheter. Årets tema er barnekonvensjonen artikkel 3 nr. 1 om barnets beste.

The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights invites to the Torkel Opsahl Memorial Lecture, 2015. Torkel Opsahl Memorial Lecturer this year is Professor Mads Andenæs.

Professor Andenæs'  lecture will be called Arbitrary Detention and International Law.

Tid og sted: 12. nov. 2015 16:3019:00, Seminarrom Asbjørn Eide

Norsk senter for menneskerettigheter - SMR -  og Gáldu ønsker velkommen til lansering av boka Indigenous Peoples`Rights in International Law. 

SMR-direktør Inga Bostad, og forsker ved SMR, Anine Kierulf, inviterer til akademisk talkshow og tesalong i "Kjerka" den 3. november. Det andre i en serie møter med mennesker som har noe på hjertet - med litt te attåt ...!

Arrangementet vil bli filmet for sending på Kunnskapskanalen NRK og starter presis kl 15 - alle oppfordres til å være ute i god tid!

Damene byr på te med noe attåt fra kl 14:15. Påmelding under.

Hvordan kan vi bruke Stortingsmeldingen i arbeidet for menneskerettighetene?

Vi inviterer noen av de som var med på arbeidet med Stortingsmeldingen, i Utenriksdepartementet og i Stortinget. Og vi inviterer noen som representerer "brukerne", NGOer, forskere og andre.

Jan Helgesen og Anine Kierulf inviterer til MR forum.

Tid og sted: 12. mai 2015 15:3016:30, Gamle festsal, 1. etg. Urbygningen

SMR-direktør Inga Bostad, og forsker ved SMR, Anine Kierulf, inviterer til akademisk talkshow og tesalong i Professorboligen den 12. mai. Det første i en serie møter med mennesker som har noe på hjertet - med litt te attåt ...!

Professor Nancy Fraser, New School of Social Research in New York, delivers this lecture as she acceeds to the position of professor II at the Centre for Gender Research, UiO.


Tid og sted: 5. mai 2015 08:0011:00, Litteraturhuset

Hva bør være de viktiste elementene i en nasjonal tilnærming for å bedre menneskerettighetsvernet for eldre på norske sykehjem?

Tid og sted: 20. apr. 2015 12:1514:00, Norsk senter for menneskerettigheter, Seminarrom Asbjørn Eide

After the Paris terror attack in January 2015, some Norwegian political parties, media outlets, and NGO’s have argued that public discourse needs an ethics in order to both provide free speech and avoid blasphemy.

In contrast, many have criticized such an approach to democratic opinion- and will-formation for implying the opposite, namely the undermining of free speech as well as uncertainty regards to the role of blasphemy. Still, is it possible to develop a political ethics, that is, a standard that is related to certain norms of civility, against which we can judge our public use of free speech? By Odin Lysaker, Associate Professor, University of Agder. Comments: Dr. juris Anine Kierulf.

Seminaret arrangeres i samarbeid med Forskningsmiljøet Norsk sakprosa

Tid og sted: 10. apr. 2015 14:0015:30, Seminarrom Asbjørn Eide, Cort Adelers gate 30, first floor

Convenors: Inga Bostad and Claudio Corradetti

Professor John Packer, Director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre and the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, will reflect upon these matters and share his views drawing on his 25 years of experience working for human rights, peace and development around the world.

Tid og sted: 23. mars 2015 18:3020:30, Litteraturhuset, Nedjma

PluriCourts and the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights welcome you to the book launch of “Promoting Peace Through International Law”, edited by Professors Cecilia Marcela Bailliet and Kjetil Mujezinovic Larsen.

Tid og sted: 19. mars 2015 14:1515:30, Auditoriet, Cort Adelers gate 30

The China Autonomy Programme ved SMR og Asianettverket inviterer til seminar med tibetologen Robert Barnett fra Columbia University.

The Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief welcomes participants to a launch seminar for the report Keeping the Faith: A Study of Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion in ASEAN.

The report has been carried out by the Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC), a non- profit academic centre headquatered at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, with support from The Norwegian Embassy in Indonesia.


Tid og sted: 4. mars 2015 15:0016:00, Seminarrom Asbjørn Eide, Cort Adelers gt 30

One does not need to look beyond the borders of Europe to see that there are many contemporary challenges for international humanitarian law (IHL) today.

Highlighting developments in ongoing armed conflicts, the lecture first gives a brief overview of contemporary challenges for IHL. It then offers a more detailed analysis of three major legal challenges: a) questions of targeting and detention of persons in non-international armed conflicts, b) new technologies used in warfare, and c) securing civilian access to humanitarian assistance.

Each of these particular challenges is discussed also in relation the broader challenges for IHL to establish an effective relationship with other bodies of international law (primarily international human rights law); and to regulate armed conflicts that involve evermore non-state actors and become ever more asymmetric.

The trial lecture is 45 minutes and then 15 minutes for questions and answers.

Tid og sted: 16. feb. 2015 12:0013:00, Seminarrom Asbjørn Eide

Introduction by Inga. Lecture by Evelin Lindner. Time for debate and questions.

Conflict has many facets. Conflict can be misunderstood, misrecognised, or instrumentalised for ulterior goals. One way to maintain power, for instance, is to divert attention through the creation of pseudo-conflicts so as to keep underlying conflicts about power invisible.

Tid og sted: 12. feb. 2015 15:3017:00, Filmens Hus, Dronningens gate 16. Sal Lillebil


The Open Sky (2013, 22 min.)

This film addresses the consequences of the wave of violence against Muslims in Burma on a personal level, describing the friendship between two women, a Muslim and a Buddhist. The film springs out of an event in the town of Meiktila in 2013, where 40 Muslims were lynched. The film was supposed to premiere in Yangon in June 2014, but the screening had to be cancelled as a result of serious threats from Buddhist nationalists. The fact that the film caused such strong reactions in Burma shows how tense the situation is between Buddhists and Muslims today.

Relevant comment from David Scott Mathieson, Human Rights Watch, Hate clouds The Open Skyhttp://www.hrw.org/news/2014/06/29/hate-clouds-open-sky.

Tid og sted: 9. feb. 2015 11:0012:00, Seminarrom Asbjørn Eide, Cort Adelers gate 30

First, this lecture shall provide an overview of the main contemporary challenges for international humanitarian law (IHL), illustrated with references to concrete armed conflict situations.

Then, Gentian Zyberi will discuss in some detail a select number of these challenges, including the typology of armed conflicts, means and methods of warfare (with a focus on new technologies), and ensuring respect for IHL.

Those interested in this topic can have a look at the ICRC website here.

The lecture is 45 minutes and then 15 minutes for questions and comments.

Tid og sted: 6. feb. 2015 14:0015:30, Meeting room, the Canteen, Cort Adelers gate 30, bottom floor

Convenors: Inga Bostad and Claudio Corradetti

Tid og sted: 21. jan. 2015 18:0019:00, Litteraturhuset


- Introduction by Inga Bostad, director of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights.

- Mr Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, open lecture on 'Current Challenges to Human Rights in Europe'.

- Questions and answers session.

Time and place: Litteraturhuset, Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 18.00-19.00. Doors open at 17.30. Please arrive early as there are limited seats.


Tid og sted: 5. jan. 2015 14:0015:30, Asbjørn Eide Seminar Room, Court Adelers gate 30, first floor

Convenors: Inga Bostad and Claudio Corradetti