Tagged: human rights

Breivik versus human rights

John Rogers III Owensboro, Ky. A recent news article reported the following: “A court in Oslo ruled Wednesday that Norwegian authorities have violated the human rights of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik by holding...

Breivik’s big win

Breivik wins prison lawsuit against Norway Staff Compilation Aftenposten, AFP/The Local & VG Anders Behring Breivik won parts of his lawsuit against the Norwegian state on April 20. The Oslo District Court believed that...

Roma treatment concerns COE

Better treatment of this group is needed throughout Europe Michael Sandelson & Sarah Bostock The Foreigner COE Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muižnieks states that “it is time to counter deep-rooted hostility” regarding Roma. He...

European HRC protocol not Scandinavia-ratified

The Council of Europe (COE) calls on remaining countries to put measures into place Michael Sandelson & Sarah Bostock The Foreigner Neither Denmark nor Sweden has signed Protocol 12 to the Convention for the...

Norwegian Foreign Minister visits Egypt

“Egypt is in a critical phase after a historic revolution, in which the younger generation has played a decisive role,” says Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. “Now the people’s demands for democracy and...

Combating human trafficking

DNV joins forces with leading business partners to combat human trafficking The UN-backed campaign ‘End Human Trafficking Now’ of the Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement continues to advocate for involvement of the private...

NOK 1 billion to UNICEF

Norway gives NOK 1 billion to UNICEF’s work on education and girls’ rights. Today, Norway signs a new two-year agreement with UNICEF. The Norwegian funding will be used to ensure that children are able...

Campaign to end inhuman sentencing of children

Norway’s UN Ambassador Morten Wetland chaired a debate on how to end the inhuman sentencing of children on October 14, 2010. The discussion, that took place at the UN in New York, marked the...