May 12, 2003

Is partnership and institutional collaboration effective development aid?

This was the topic of a seminar that was organized by Fredskorpset (The Norwegian Peace Corps). Fredskorpset is based on the method of developing well-functional partnership between institutions, businesses and organisation in Norway and development countries. (12-MAY-03)

April 30, 2003

Photo Exhibition in the Rafto House in Bergen

An exhibition of Nicolaza Hernandez’ photographs from ancient South American cultures will be organized in the Egil Rafto Human Rights House in the period 5-16 May. A lecture on the rights of indigenous people will be held at the opening of the exhibition on 5 May. (30-APR-03)

April 14, 2003

Oil and Ethics in Western Sahara

Karen Lomeland Jacobsen from the Rafto Foundation’s student group criticizes the oil company TotalFinaElf for its involvement in searching for oil in Western Sahara. Western Sahara is occupied by Morocco, and UN recommends that use of natural resources such as oil be postponed until after the conflict is resolved.  Read more  in Norwegian language (14-APR-03)

February 26, 2003

Background: The Human Rights House in Bergen 2002

Read about the main activities and human rights focus of the  organizations in the Human Rights House in Bergen. This document also presents two new organizations – the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Committee and Fredskorpset.File: Background 2002  (26-FEB-02)

January 30, 2003

New organizations in Bergen

Norwegian People’s Aid and Micro-credits Bergen have left their offices in the Rafto House. However, two new organizations have moved in: Norwegian Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Committee and Fredskorpset . (30-JAN-03)

October 27, 2002

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-OCT-02)

July 2, 2002

KHRP opens Bergen Office

The City Council Duty Officer, Anne-Grete Strøm-Ericksen, had the honour of opening the Kurdish Human Rights Project’s (KHRP) Scandinavian representation office. A seminar accompanied the opening, which was held in Raftohuset. (2 July 2002)

June 17, 2002

Celebration of Aung San Suu Kyi's birthday

Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday will be celebrated on 19 June. (17 June 2002)

May 16, 2002

Friends of the Human Rights House of Egil Rafto

The Friends of the Human Rights House of Egil Rafto (Raftohusets Venner), was constituted on the 27th of April 2002. (16 May 2002)