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Human rights trends - 2002

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The Rafto Prize for 2002

The Rafto Foundation wishes to support the saharawi´s struggle for human rights and self-determination, and has therefore decided to give the Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize for 2002 to Sidi Mohammed Daddach from Western Sahara. Daddach has spent more than half his life as a prisoner of conscience, without giving up the fight for human rights and dignity. (Norwegian language) (27 October, 2002) 27 Oct 2002 »

UN-Iraq

UN´s Security Council will debate a resolution that might authorize an American military attack on Iraq. In a letter to the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs the Human Rights House Foundation urges Norway to work towards a peaceful solution, and to vote in consistency with the UN pact.  (Norwegian language) (17 October, 2002) 17 Oct 2002 »

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Prosecuting genocide in Rwanda

With approximately one million people killed in three months, the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 was one of the most extensive in the 20th century. The Norwegian Helsinki Committee has released a new report on how Rwanda deals with it. (9 October, 2002)   09 Oct 2002 »

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International PEN congress in Tromsø

The annual congress of the International PEN will be held in the Norwegian town of Tromsø in September 2004. Protection and development of literature written in minority languages will be one of the main topics at the congress. Read more (Norwegian language) (24 September) 24 Sep 2002 »

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Oslo Declaration on Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes

The international judicial system must be strengthened in order to end impunity for crimes against humanity and war crimes. This is the recommendation of the Oslo Declaration on Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes, signed by a number of human rights defenders worldwide. Read more (10 September) 10 Sep 2002 »

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