April 30, 2002

Demolition of historic buildings in Lhasa

The Norwegian Tibet Committee has received information concerning Chinese authorities´ demolition of historic buildings in Lhasa, Tibet. The Committee asks Norwegian newspapers to focus on the “cultural genocide” in Tibet. (Norwegian language) (30 April 2002)


April 19, 2002

Support resolution on terrorism and human rights

Mexico suggests that the UN Human Rights Commission should pass a resolution on terrorism and human rights. In a letter to the Norwegian Prime Minister, the Human Rights House Foundation and two other NGO’s says that Norway should support this suggestion. (Norwegian language) (19 April 2002)

April 15, 2002

Stop the human rights abuses!

A letter formulated by HRH and signed by 13 Norwegian human rights organisations was today sent to the Norwegian Prime Minister, demanding that observers are allowed access to Jenin and other reoccupied territories; that the violations must be investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice; that the parties respect human rights, UN Resolutions and international humanitarian law; and that the financial assistance to Israel from the US must be conditional. (Norwegian language) (15 April 2002)

March 15, 2002

Seminar on human rights after September 11th

The aim of the seminar, which will be organized by the Norwegian Human Rights House on March 21, is to investigate how democratic states can fight terrorism without violating human rights and democratic principles. (Norwegian language) (15 March 2002)

March 7, 2002

What Norway should do on human rights

Norwegian NGO’s have made recommendations to their government regarding human rights and Norways foreign policy. The organisations have focused on 19 countries as well as 19 different topics. The increase of human rights violations after 11 September is of particular concern. (7 March 2002)

February 1, 2002

New Report on Macedonia

In November, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee arranged a conference with Macedonian NGO’s to strengthen cooperation between the organisations. Read the report (February, 2002)

January 22, 2002

Recommendations to Norway in the Security Council

Norway is a member of the UN Security Council from 2001 to 2003, and is President in March. Fourteen Norwegian human rights NGO’s have made a number of recommendations to the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Mr. Jan Petersen, on a number of issues of vital importance to international peace and security. (22 January 2002)

November 20, 2001

Appeals from the International Helsinki Federation

Approximately 60 human rights defenders from Helsinki Committees in the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe and North America attended the General Assembly Meeting of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) in Zagreb on 15-18 November. Among the topics discussed was the problem of protecting human rights in the context of the threat of terrorism and the “war against terrorism”. (20 November 2001)