Tagged: Council of Europe

Danish Girl defended

The Danish Girl is being defended by human rights campaigners after being banned by six Arab countries The Local The movie, in which Alicia Vikander plays the wife of a transgender Danish artist, depicted...

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...

Council of Europe censures Norway on racism

Scandinavian country fails to combat internet-based racism or help migrants sufficiently, COE body says Michael Sandelson The Foreigner European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) experts make their statement in connection with their fifth...

Network of Men Leaders to combat violence against women

This Tuesday, Nov. 24, Norway’s Minister of Justice, Knut Storberget, will join UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in launching a Network of Men Leaders to Combat Violence against Women. The launch will take place at...

Norwegian Candidate to head the Council of Europe?

The election of the next Secretary General of the Council of Europe will take place in Strasbourg on Sept. 29. Thorbjørn Jagland, President of Parliament and former Prime Minister of Norway, now stands a...

Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Justice

The Norwegian Minister of Justice and the Police Knut Storberget will host the 29th Conference of Council of Europe Ministers of Justice in Tromsø 18-19 June 2009. 210 participants from 47 countries will be...

The Wergeland Centre inaugurated

Crown Princess Mette-Marit was present at the inauguration of the European Wergeland Centre in Oslo on Friday May 26. The centre shall promote education for intercultural understanding, human rights and democratic citizenship. The Centre was...

Norwegian Chairmanship of the Holocaust Task Force

  Norway has assumed chairmanship of the Holocaust Task Force, and is approaching the task with humility: “We all have a duty to prevent anti-Semitism from ever regaining a foothold, either here or in...