Egypt’s unsteady ground

It has been exactly one month since The Oslo Center was in Cairo to hold a seminar about human rights to members of Shura Council. Since then the calm has been broken, and Egypt has been facing many protests and clashes.

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Increased tension in South Sudan

The relationship has been tensed between President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar who stated that he wants to stand as head candidate for SPLM thus as presidential candidate for the elections in 2015.

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The leg of political cooperation

Overemphasizing on political competition is like balancing on one leg. Do it for too long and a democracy will be in trouble. That is why a vibrant, participatory and representative democracy must include the second leg, the leg of political cooperation .

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Compromized Human Rights in Egypt

Egypt has yet to find peace after the revolution in the beginning of 2011. Human Rights Watch is one of several organizations that have expressed their concern about the development and the plight of human rights. The Oslo Center is hosting a seminar for Egypt’s legislature next week.

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Consensus Building in Somalia

Mr Kjell Magne Bondevik notices progress in consensus building in the Somali Parliament. He is optimistic after visiting Mogadishu.

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A Guide to Political Party Dialogue

Political parties and organizations need to have the capacity to both compete and cooperate. “Political Party Dialogue: A Facilitator’s Guide” – the utimate guidebook for organizing or taking part in political dialogues.

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South Sudan – New Constitution

Efforts to create a permanent constitution for South Sudan have begun, but it has been difficult to initiate a process with broad participation from the civil society.

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Suu Kyi as President

Opposition leader and pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi stated Thursday that she wants to run for president of Myanmar. However, the constitution prevents anyone with foreign family members from becoming president.

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New strategy

The Oslo Center’s strategy for the coming five years is an ambitious plan for our work on democracy assistance and human rights issues.

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