Anniversary Conference: Support to human rights defenders in changing and challenging times

The Norwegian Human Rights Fund has the pleasure of inviting you to our open anniversary conference at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, on November 13th.

Date: 13th of November

Time: 12:00-17:30, followed by a reception

Venue: The Nobel Peace Center, Rådhusplassen, Oslo, Norway

Please register at Eventbrite by October 29.

About the conference

This conference addresses the global human rights movement by looking at the past, present and future of human rights work.

See full program here

Support to human rights in a context of shrinking space, rise of populist regimes and hostile environment lie as a backdrop in the year we celebrate both the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights Defenders and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What are the consequences for the movement and what are the ground realities for human rights work and defenders working in the frontline in these changing realities? What strategies are used to support and respond to juridical harassment, restriction in freedom of association and expression, threats, criminalization and killings of human rights defenders? What new tools can be used in our work and what kind of support and strategies are needed looking ahead?

This conference gathers international experts and human rights defenders from a variety of local, national and international contexts, to give us their advice and reflections on how to continue and improve support to human rights work in changing and challenging times. The conference seeks to highlight and celebrate the indispensable work that human rights defenders – individuals, groups and organizations – do every day to promote equality, dignity, justice, peace, sustainable development and freedom in their local communities as well as across the world.

Read more about the speakers here

Voluntary Anniversary Donation: Support the work of human rights defenders by donating a voluntary amount here.


13. November 2018 12:00 - 17:30