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The Norwegian NGO Forum on Human Rights is a network of 41 Norwegian organizations active on human rights issues. It endeavours to influence Norwegian authorities – and authorities in other states – to prioritize a principled and comprehensive approach towards strengthening human rights within the framework of international organizations and at the national level.
NGO forum for human rights:
Norwegian Helsinki Committee, of behalf of the Norwegian NGO Forum for Human Rights, has submitted recommendations to the Government of Norway on human rights in 2014 at United Nations. The recommendations are particularly directed towards Norway's efforts before the UN Human Rights Council, but are relevant also to other UN bodies. Some of the issues will be discussed today when NGO forum for human rights meet with Foreign Minister Børge Brende on Norway's future human rights strategy.
NGO Forum for Human Rights:
Norwegian Helsinki Committee, of behalf of the Norwegian NGO Forum for Human Rights, has submitted the annual recommendations to the Government of Norway on human rights at United Nations. The recommendations are particularly directed towards Norway's efforts before the UN Human Rights Council, but are relevant also to other UN bodies.
Universal Periodic Review of Norway:
(20/04-2009) Today the Norwegian NGO Forum for Human Rights submitted recommendations to the UN Ruman Rights Council, regarding the Universal Periodic Review of Norway scheduled for December 2009. The Forum highlights many human rights concerns in Norway, and emphasizes the need to establish a political structure for co-ordination and system wide impetus for human rights implementation in Norway, and the adoption of a new plan of action for human rights. The Forum calls for signature and ratification of international human rights instruments and adresses in particular concerns for individuals in vulnerable positions, such as persons deprived of their liberty, in psychiatric care, and unaccompanied minor asylum seekers.
(22/02-2010) In a letter to Jonas Gahr Støre, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the NGO forum for human rights presents
recommendations on issues of concern during this years’ sessions in the UN Human Rights Council, the UN General Assembly and
in Norway’s bilateral consultations.
The recommendations highlight the worsening human rights situation in Russia, where the situation in the North Caucasus is particularly alarming. Among other issues are limitations in freedom of expression for human rights defenders in China, conflict and violence in Sudan and systematic human rights violations in Turkmenistan.