Human Rights

Norway will host the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo, 21-23 June 2016. Read more

Statement of the UN LGBT Core Group on the attack in Orlando. Read more

Today, World Press Freedom Day is being celebrated with more than 100 events all over the world. The overarching theme for this year’s international event is access to information and fundamental freedoms. Read more

As part of Norway’s foreign and development policy, the Government will step up its efforts to support independent media, provide protection for people who express their opinions publicly, and improve public access to information.

‘Freedom of expression and independent media are under growing pressure. Norway is therefore strengthening its international work in this field,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

The end-of-year report of the was launched in Geneva on 15 December 2015 with the participation of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, and the President of the Human Rights Council (HRC), Ambassador Joachim Rücker. Read more