Project visit to Kyrgyzistan – freedom of religion

The Oslo Center and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee visited Kyrgyzstan 10 – 14 April 2012 to investigate the current developments regarding freedom of religion. The two organizations, with three more partners, cooperate on a project on freedom of religion in Central Asia.

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Economic development and Norwegian interests in Burma

Over the last couple of months, the military junta in Burma has initiated several reforms which over time might lead to extensive changes in the country. At the Partnership for Change-conference in the Norwegian Opera House this week, a panel discussed how Norway best can contribute to development in the country as well as safeguarding its own interests.

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Burma takes Important Steps

– Release of all political prisoners is the most important issue to prosceed with, says the President of the Oslo Center, Kjell Magne Bondevik.

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Norway should support the investigation of abuses in Burma

Several independent sources have documented persistent and systematic abuses of the civil population in Burma in the recent years. Last week it was made known that the U.S. supports the proposal from the UN Special Rapporteur to set up a commission to investigate whether the abuses in Burma can be categorised as war crimes.

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