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News from the Rafto House in Bergen - 2011

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Youth for a safe, just and human world - Belarus

Around 150 young people from Belarus and from the Norwegian youth organisation, Fantasiforbundet, joined the forum”Youth for a safe, just and human world” in Belarus from 3 to 4 December 2011 26 Dec 2011 »

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Raul Lopez "Human work disposed as cheap labour"

Bishop José Raúl Vera López, the 2010 Rafto Prize laureate, is a strong defender for Mexico’s most vulnerable, and once again he gave a voice to their struggles at business seminar in Bergen on 3 November and Rafto Symposium on 4 November 2011 24 Nov 2011 »

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Tibet: 8th young man sets fire to himself in Ngaba

A former Kirti monk set fire to himself in a protest on the main street in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) county town just before noon on October 15, according to exiled Tibetan sources. Norbu Damdrul, a 19-year old former monk at Kirti monastery in Ngaba, shouted “We need freedom and independence for Tibet,” and called for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet as his body was burning 15 Nov 2011 »

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Brave fighters for human dignity at Rafto Symposium in Bergen

On 4 November Frank Mugisha, the laureate of rafto prize 2011, in his keynote address at the Rafto Symposium spoke about his work for LGBT people in Uganda and the challenges human rights defenders are facing. The annual Rafto symposium included a number of famous human rights defenders who talked about challenges HR defenders are facing in the future. 09 Nov 2011 »

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Norway in the crosshairs of the Human Rights Committee

The United Nations Human Rights Committee engaged on 24 and 25 October a dialogue with the Norwegian government on questions related to the implementation of the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in the country. Discussions were enriched by the Norwegian NGO Forum for Human Rights that submitted a report and its replies to the List of Issues to the Committee. 05 Nov 2011 »

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