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Norway - Oslo

News from the Norwegian Human Rights House in Oslo - 2007

Image: Ludmilla Alexeeva in Oslo

Ludmilla Alexeeva in Oslo

Ludmilla Alexeeva who founded the first human rights organisation in Russia; the Helsinki Committee in Moscow in 1976, is visiting Norway between 21 and 25 May. The members of the Moscow Helsinki Group were the one to inform the West about the Soviet Union’s violations of the Helsinki declaration from1975. This led to pursuit, imprisonment and forced exile. Their work led to the creation of several sister- and solidarity-committees in other parts of the world. 21 May 2007 »

Image: Norwegian PEN elects renowned writer and publisher as new president

Norwegian PEN elects renowned writer and publisher as new president

At its recent annual meeting, Norwegian PEN elected publisher, writer and columnist Anders Heger, right, as the organisation´s new president. Heger succeeds Kjell Olaf Jensen, who chaired the organisation for ten years. Heger, a renowned publisher, author and columnist, has been an active member of PEN for years and shown great commitment to freedom of expression issues. 07 May 2007 »

Challenges for devolopment and human rights in Burma

The humanitarian work in Burma is becoming increasingly challenging as further restrictions have been put on international and local organizations the last year. The junta´s mismanagement and lack of respect for human rights have caused the difficult situation for the Burmese people. The Norwegian Burma Committee invites you to listen to Charles Petrie, right, from the United Nations Development Programme and Richard Horsey from the International Labour Organisation in Rangoon views on and visions for Burma (Republic of the Union of Myanmar). 02 May 2007 »

Image: Many Burmese refugees overseen or forgotten

Many Burmese refugees overseen or forgotten

According to the Norwegian Refugee Council´s new report Internal Displacement: Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2006, there are more than 500.000 internally displaced persons in Burma (Republic of the Union of Myanmar). The estimate is considered modest. The report directs its criticism straight at Burmese authorities since the displacement is caused by the use of force of government troops. In its most recent newsletter, released today, the Norwegian Burma Committe sums up the situation. 18 Apr 2007 »

Image: -He's an activist, not a criminal! Western Saharan campaigner sentenced

-He's an activist, not a criminal! Western Saharan campaigner sentenced

Rabab Amidane (22), right, studies English at the Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakech. Against the backdrop of one of Morocco´s livelier tourist destinations, her younger brother´s fate is to be decided today. She now pleads for Norwegian help to put pressure on Moroccan authorities so that he is not punished severely. Latest: El Oauli Amidane gets five years.  17 Apr 2007 »

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