“Stand up, Ye Men, Who do not want to welcome Jews to our Country”

This was cried out by a farmer from Lista at the National Assembly at Eidsvoll in 1814 , according to the diary of Magistrate Thomas Bryn. ” – which immediately, as by an electric chock , was followed”, he told further. It settled the controversy over the so-called Jews’ clause, whereby also Jesuits and monastic orders were denied access to the Kingdom.

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A warm welcome to the Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama was given a warm welcome when he arrived in Oslo. The president of the Oslo Center, Kjell Magne Bondevik, says the effect of the Dalai Lama’s dialogue work is far greater than we think.

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Workshop with parliamentarians in Bishkek

Kyrgyzstan is facing challenges when it comes to fundamental human rights like freedom of religion or belief. The Oslo Center and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee wish to raise awareness of the importance of human rights obligations.

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Democracy in trouble

We thought democracy would spread victoriously all over the world. Today it’s under pressure in most places.

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OUT OF SIGHT

The conflict in South Sudan is about to explode into a humanitarian catastrophe. Media attention will likely be absent until the death toll count thousands.

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Help the helpless

20 years have passed since the genocide in Rwanda shock the world and reminded us about the importance of international actors acting on behalf of the voiceless. The stateless Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar suffer in silence under similar conditions.

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Pilot Project Taking Shape

Many children who come into contact with the police in Kisumu live on the streets. To prevent this from happening, children must be diverted back into their local communities and families as quickly as possible.

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