Destruction of Cultural Memory in Bosnia and Herzegovina
During the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, mosques, churches and other cultural items were among the targets of warfare. The Herzegovinian city Stolac experienced almost complete destruction of its Bosniak cultural heritage. The Norwegian Helsinki Committee is a co-operating partner in a project that arranges an international conference in Sarajevo 23-24 April 2004 and will publish a report focussing on the Stolac case. (1-APRIL-04)
Travelling Festival “Human Rights in Film”
The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights is organizing its second Travelling Festival devoted to the presentation of documentary films on the subject of human rights. From 31.03 until 02.04 the Festival was held in Bialystok, the largest city of NE Republic of Poland. (05-APR-04)
Leyla Zana to challenge imprisonment verdict at European Court of Human Rights
Kurdish Human Rights Project (KHRP) is to assist Leyla Zana and three other imprisoned former Democracy Party (DEP) parliamentarians in taking cases to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), following the decision of Turkish courts today to confirm their fifteen year prison sentences. (22-APR-2004)
Marking the Norwegian Liberation Day 8. May at the Espeland Prison of War Camp.
For the second consecutive year representatives from the Rafto House participated in marking the Liberation Day (the 8th of May) at Espeland Prison of War Camp. Through lectures in human rights for school children in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade from Ytre Arna, the people from the Rafto House gave their contribution to the Activity Day. (10-MAY-2004).
The conclusions of the Annual Meeting HCHR BiH
The April 2004 at the HCHR BiH ended with a very important happening, a long-prepared Parliamentary Annual Meeting. All members of HCHR BiH, other NGO`s guests and the most of media in BiH, were presented and followed the main conclusions of the annual work of HCHR BiH. (10-MAY-04)
The Rafto Prize to Daddach gives legitimacy to Saharawi people’s struggle
Erik Hagen is a member of the Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara. He was arrested on April 5
by Moroccan security forces in the capital of Western Sahara, l’Ayoune, and deported to the
neighbouring country of Mauritania. Hagen was in the Moroccan occupied territory to interview
human rights activists and former political prisoners, among them Sidi Mohammed Daddach,
who two years ago was awarded the Rafto Prize for his lifelong struggle for an independent
“Renesansa” helps through orthopaedic expedients
Association „Renesansa“ together with “Zene Zenama” and “Korak Vise”successfully finished the campaign named „Modification and addition the statutory code in getting orthopaedic expedients for women operated from breast cancer“. The campaign lasted a few months, and officially finished in the middle of March, when this bylaw was modified by the Government of Sarajevo’s Canton . (15-APR-04)
HCHR BiH reacts on the vandalism in BiH
After the conflicts that happened in Kosovo and Serbia last week, reaction spread out on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well. Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina sharply reacted on the attacks on religious sacraments in some places in the country. (24-MAR-04)
Wednesday Dialogue – “Iran”
Wednesday 10th March 2004. 19:00 –22:30.
Raftohuset hosted Mr. Kjetil Selvil and Dr.Uichol Kim in the monthly Wednesday Dialogue, which was titled
“Past and Prospects for the Iranian Reforms-Movement” (22-MAR-2004)