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News from the Norwegian Human Rights House in Oslo - 2017

Image: Walk for political prisoners

Walk for political prisoners

They have been silenced, so the Network will tell their story. Human Rights House Network, united in Oslo to celebrate its 20th year, was walking to raise awareness of those who are not free to walk. 07 Sep 2015 »

Image: Building a Community for Change and Freedoms

Building a Community for Change and Freedoms

The founders of the Human Rights House Network believed change is possible. They believed much could be achieved by collaborating locally and internationally. Today, the Network is a community of more than 100 independent organizations operating in 16 Human Rights Houses located in 13 countries. 07 Sep 2015 »

Image: HRH Oslo established as the first Human Rights House. 20 years on there are 16 Houses in 13 countries. 
Copyright: Karina Jensen / Aftenposten / NTB scanpix

The origin of the Human Rights Houses

In 1989, some Norwegian human rights organisations came together to create a human rights community that would help improve cooperation, share knowledge and expertise, and reduce operating costs. 30 Aug 2015 »

Image: Prominent lawyers call for the release of Intigam Aliyev

Prominent lawyers call for the release of Intigam Aliyev

95 lawyers from 24 countries call for the immediate and unconditional release of human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev. He has been in jail in Azerbaijan since 8 August 2014. 14 Jul 2015 »

Image: Center for Civil Liberties won the Lindebrække award for human rights and democracy in April 2015. The chairperson of the board Oleksandra Matviichuk received the prize from the Norwegian Prime Minister.  
Copyright: Høyre/Thomas Moen

Awarded for human rights efforts in Ukraine

Center for Civil Liberties has been awarded the Norwegian Lindebrække prize for democracy and human rights. “It is important to support and honour those who took part in Ukraine’s democracy movement. Those who worked day and night, speaking up for a democratic development in Ukraine – and later investigating the crimes that took place at Maidan. This year’s recipient of Sjur Lindebrække Prize for Human Rights of Democracy is such a voice.” said the chairman of the jury and former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Norway, Jan Petersen. 24 Apr 2015 »

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