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News from the Rafto House in Bergen - 2003

Nobel Peace Prize winner launches book

While in Oslo this week to accept the Nobel Peace Prize, Shirin Ebadi will launch her book ´Democracy, Human Rights and Islam in Modern Islamic Republic of Iran. Psychological, Social and Cultural Perspectives´. The book, a critical analysis of contemporary Islamic Republic of Iran focussing on family issues, education and the economy, has been written and edited in co-operation with the Rafto Foundation, one of the organisations at the Human Rights House in Bergen. (8-DEC-03) 08 Dec 2003 »

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The Rafto Prize 2003

The Professor Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize for 2003 is awarded to the Eritrean human rights activist Paulos Tesfagiorgis. For more than 20 years, Paulos has worked for the empowerment of the people of State of Eritrea, the creation of opportunities for genuine democratic participation, and the widening of space for human rights. 26 Sep 2003 »

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Is partnership and institutional collaboration effective development aid?

This was the topic of a seminar that was organized by Fredskorpset (The Norwegian Peace Corps). Fredskorpset is based on the method of developing well-functional partnership between institutions, businesses and organisation in Norway and development countries. 12 May 2003 »

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Photo Exhibition in the Rafto House in Bergen

An exhibition of Nicolaza Hernandez’ photographs from ancient South American cultures will be organized in the Egil Rafto Human Rights House in the period 5-16 May. A lecture on the rights of indigenous people will be held at the opening of the exhibition on 5 May. 30 Apr 2003 »

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Oil and Ethics in Western Sahara

Karen Lomeland Jacobsen from the Rafto Foundation’s student group criticizes the oil company TotalFinaElf for its involvement in searching for oil in Western Sahara. Western Sahara is occupied by Morocco, and UN recommends that use of natural resources such as oil be postponed until after the conflict is resolved.  Read more  in Norwegian language 14 Apr 2003 »

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