May 24, 2004

Conference: Activists under Attack

An international conference titled “Activists under Attack. Defending the Right to be a Human Rights Defender” is to be arranged in Oslo, Norway, on 13-14 October 2004. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Human Rights House Network will host the conference.(24-MAY-04)

May 24, 2004

Statement Against the Torture in Iraq

The combination of gross humiliation and violence that we have been witnessing these last weeks – the torture in the prisons of Iraq, military actions against civilians in Iraq and the demolishing of lives and homes in Gaza, represent severe and destructive attacks on human rights and human dignity, says Ms Nora Sveaass at the International Society for Health and Human RIghts (21-MAY-04).

May 24, 2004

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)

May 24, 2004

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)

May 24, 2004

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)

May 14, 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).

May 10, 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)

April 20, 2004

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
 Western Sahara.(20-APR-2004)

April 15, 2004

“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)