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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 »

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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 »

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Human Rights Council: mixed success

The 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday, 27 March 2015. It left civil society with mixed feelings; the Council did not address worrying human rights situations. However, they managed to establish new standards, in particular on the protection of privacy. 30 Mar 2015 »

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