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Fifth session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The dates for the Expert Mechanism's fifth session are 9 - 13 July 2012 in Geneva at the United Nations Palais des Nations.

Norway presented today its mid-term report to the UN Human Rights Council on the follow-up of the recommendations received during the UN system of universal periodic reviews (UPR) of the human rights situation in all member countries. Read more

The Human Rights Council held its twentieth regular session from 18 June to 6 July 2012 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The 19th session of the Human Rights Council was held from the 27th of February to the 23th of March. Read Norway's statements during the session below.

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The Human Rights Council adopted on 2 December 2011 a resolution on the human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic in which it established a mandate of a Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic. The resolution came at the end of a Special Session, the third to be held on Syria this year. In the resolution, adopted by 37 votes in favour, 4 votes... Read more

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Nabagesera is the founder and Executive Director of the Ugandan lesbian, bisexual and transgender women’s rights organization Freedom and Roam Uganda. She was and continues to be one of the most...

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The 12th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the last session of the first cycle, was held between the 3rd and the 14th of October 2011. Norway was actively participating in the session...

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The 18th session of the Human Rights Council is held from the 12th to the 30th of September. Read Norway's statements during the session below.

Human Rights Council Special Session on Syria, 22.08.2011 Statement by Norway Read more

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The situation for human rights defenders, women's rights, the rights of LGBT persons and freedom of speech were some of the issues raised by Norway in the examinations during the Universal Periodic Review. Read more

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The 16th session of the Human Rights Council is held from february 28th to march 25th. Read Norway's statements during the session below. Read more

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The 17th session of the Human Rights Council is held from May 30th to June 17th. Read Norway's statements during the session below. Read more

Statement by Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre at the 16th Session of the Human Rights Council 1 March 2011 Read more

Norway strongly condemned the Libyan authorities’ ruthless use of force against the civilian population at today’s Special Session on the human rights situation in Libya. Ambassador Bente Angell-Hansen urged Libyan authorities to prevent further deterioration of the crisis and called for an immediate end to the violence. She expressed strong support for an independent international investigatio... Read more

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The situation for human rights defenders, women's rights, the rights of LGBT persons and freedom of speech were some of the issues raised by Norway in the examinations during the Universal Periodic Review. Read more

Statement, by Ambassador Bente Angell-Hansen, on the Human Rights situation in Côte d’Ivoire. Read more

The United Nations Human Rights Council held its 15th session between September 13th and October 1st, 2010. Norway participated actively during the session. Read more

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The situation for human rights defenders, women's rights and freedom of speech were some of the issues raised by Norway in the examinations during the Universal Periodic Review. Read more

Ambassador Bente Angell-Hansen delivered the statement in the general debate under item 8 in the Human Rights Council's 14th session. Read more

Ambassador Bente Angell-Hansen and Vebjørn Heines, Norway's coordinator for the Human Rights Council. 
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Norway is shocked by the tragic event whereby Israeli naval forces have shot and killed civilians while boarding a flotilla carrying humanitarian supplies to Gaza, said ambassador Bente...