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Illustration photo: Inside an Israeli prison, photographed by ICRC during a prison visit. 
Photo: © ICRC / G. Kavalerchik.Illustration photo: Inside an Israeli prison, photographed by ICRC during a prison visit. Photo: © ICRC / G. Kavalerchik

17 November 2016 - This week the 10th anniversary of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) was marked in Geneva.

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Photo: International Labour Organization.

The 2016 Business and Human Rights Forum in Geneva, 14 – 16 November, gathers more than 2.000 senior representatives and experts from Governments, business, community groups and civil society. Join the forum to network, discuss, share experiences and learn.

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Mr. Hans Brattskar, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Norway and Marc Limon, Executive Director, URG. 
Photo: Permanent Mission of Norway.

How do the candidate States for the Human Rights Council election cooperate with the UN? What pledges and commitments have they made? A new guide gives you all the information you need before the upcoming HRC election.

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Photo: UN Women.

29 November marks the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, and takes place during the global campaign titled“16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence”. UN experts are concerned about growing challenges driven by deep-rooted discrimination.

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Photo: Universal Rights Group.

A new report from the Universal Rights Group summarizes the Norwegian- and Swiss-led Glion III dialogue on human rights implementation, compliance and the prevention of violations.

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Photo: UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré.

The 33rd session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) has come to an end. Among important outcomes for Norway was a strong resolution on the safety of journalists, the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, and the appointment of the first ever Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) mandate holder.

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Sámi president Aili Keskitalo. The picture is taken during the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in 2014. . 
Photo: UN Photo/Cia Pak.

Sámi president Keskitalo: Not acceptable that 50 % of Sámi women are exposed to violence.

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Photo: UN Women Moldova/Diana Savina.

A new Action Plan aims to strengthen the Norwegian Government’s efforts to ensure women’s rights and gender equality.

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Photo: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré.

On 13 September 2016, the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council started in Geneva. Important issues for Norway include freedom of speech, indigenous people’s rights, and women’s rights.

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