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Statements

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In the debate of the Human Rights Council after the update of the High Commissioner, Norway expressed shock by today’s reports of attacks on civilians carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza. Read more

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Norway participates actively in the Human Rights Council. The statements made during the 14th session can be found here. Read more

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"It is imperative that the review process is open, transparent and inclusive in all its phases", stated Ambassador Bente Angell-Hansen in the meeting on 25 May 2010. Read more

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

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Norway participates actively in the Human Rights Council. The statements made during the 13th session can be found here. Read more

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Gry Larsen, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, emphasized the gap between norms and implementation of human rights in Norway's statement during the High Level Segment of the Human Rights Council. 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 in the examinations during the Universal Periodic Review. Read more

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Ambassador Bente Angell-Hansen underlined that relief efforts should take into account the rights and special needs of children and women in Norway’s statement during the special session of the Human Rights Council. Read more

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The Norwegian delegation to the hearing on 21 January was lead by Audun Lysbakken, Minister for Children, Equality and Social Inclusion. 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 in the examinations during the Universal Periodic Review. Read more

The report of the UN Fact Finding Mission is thorough and deserves to be treated in a serious manner by the Council, stated Minister Counsellor Beate Stirø. Read more

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Norway's Ambassador Bente Angell-Hansen chaired the OHCHR Consultation on business and human rights held on 5th and 6th of October, together with the Ambassador of Nigeria, Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi. Read more

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In a statement by Norway, delivered by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Gry Larsen stated that establishing equality between men and women remains a priority for the Norwegian government. Read more

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Norway highlighted the important role played by human rights defenders and expressed concern about the human rights situation in Guinea and the Gambia in a statement to the Human Rights Council. Read more

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Norway stressed the need for enhanced multilateral cooperation and supported the extension and strengthening of the mandate of the independent expert on Somalia in a statement to the Human Rights Council. Read more

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Norway stated that the conclusions in the Goldstone report requires concrete action and that a credible system of investigation of the alleged violations should be established. Read more

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Norway underlined the importance of the work done by the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in a statement made to the Human Rights Council. Read more

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Norway expressed its support for the active role of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people in responding to alleged violations of the human rights of indigenous peoples, in a statement made to the Human Rights Council. Read more

Norway's ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Bente Angell-Hansen, criticized the human rights' situation in Iran, Burma, Afghanistan, Kenya, Sudan and the DR Congo in her statement at the UN Human Rights Council. Read more

Norway's statement to the Human Rights Council underlined that freedom of expression is essential for the realisation and protection of other fundamental rights. Read more