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)

March 19, 2002

Bergen to become Human Rights City

A group led by The Egil Rafto Human Rights House has started the work towards establishing Bergen as the first Human Rights City in Norway. (19 March 2002)

February 1, 2002

Centre of the Baltic Sea States Seminar

February 7th the Egil Rafto Human Rights House will host a CBSS Seminar on Combating Contemporary Manifestations of Racism, Racial Discrimination and Xenophobia. (February, 2002)

February 1, 2002

Racism on bus

The Norwegian People’s Aid in Bergen reacted strongly on the incident that occurred on a bus in Bergen January 17th. 30 asylum seekers from Vestlandsheimen refugee camp were left at the bus stop while a Norwegian passenger was allowed on board the bus. (February, 2002)