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First Secretary Erling Hoem, Ambassador Steffen Kongstad and Minister Councellor Harriet at the UPR. 
Photo: UD.First Secretary Erling Hoem, Ambassador Steffen Kongstad and Minister Councellor Harriet at the UPR. Photo: UD

In a statement in the Human Rights Council today, Norwegian UN Ambassador Steffen Kongstad announced that Norway accepts 150 of the 203 recommendations made during the Universal Periodic Review.

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Close to a hundred people attended the event. 
Photo: Nina Herland/UD.

What now, when it comes to the Human Rights Pillar was the main question at the reflection-event following the report of the Glion Human Rights Dialogue.

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The Permanent Mission of Norway, together with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland and the Universal Rights Group, is co-hosting an event on Thursday 4th September.

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Norway attended the Human Rights Council's Special Session on Iraq on September 1 2014, at Palais des Nations.

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The Human Rights Council held a panel discussion on technical cooperation and capacity building in advancing the rights of the persons with disabilities through legal and institutional frameworks, including public-private partnerships on 25 June in Geneva.

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Dr Nora Sveaass, Associate professor of Psychology, is the Nordic candidate to the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture. The election will be held at the fifth meeting of the State Parties to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in Geneva on 23 October 2014.

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Norway expressed deep concern about the human rights situation in Iraq in light of abuses committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and associated groups (ISIL), in a statement at the Human Rights Council’s Special Session on Iraq, 1 September.

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The resolution on «Human Rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises» led by Norway, with Argentina, Ghana and Russia in the core group, was adopted by consensus on 27 June during the 26th Human Rights Council.

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A high-level panel debate was held by the UN Human Rights Council on the identification of preventing and elimination child, early and forced marriage.

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