On the occasion of the Oslo Peace Days, the Norwegian Human Rights Fund together with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (University of Oslo) is hosting a panel discussion on the topic of Norwegian and international support to human rights defenders, specifically addressing the question: "Current challenges for human rights defenders: What kind of support can Norway provide?"


Welcome and introduction by Peris Sean Jones, Professor at Norwegian Centre for Human Rights.

  • Mary Lawlor, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders
  • Idil Eser, Turkish human rights defender and former Secretary General of Amnesty International Turkey
  • Claire Hubert, Deputy Director of the Section for Human Rights, Democracy and Gender Equality, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Moderator: Ingeborg Moa, Executive Director of the Norwegian Human Rights Fund.

The event will take place in Gamle Festsal, Domus Juridica (Karl Johans gate 47, Oslo).