Seminar: 60th Anniversary of the Human Rights

Published:

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 60 years in 2008. We celebrate the anniversary 24th of November by inviting to a seminar in Oslo; “Human Rights. The Vision and the Reality”. HRH Crown Prince Haakon will attend the seminar, together with several national and international experts. Please register before Thursday 20th November 2008 by email to post@oslocenter.no

HUMAN RIGHTS: The Vision and the Reality

Seminar 24th November 2008
Venue: Henri Dunant-salen, Røde Kors, Hausmannsgt. 7, Oslo

Program

0830-09:00: Registration and coffee

HRH Crown Prince Haakon will attend the seminar. Please be seated in the conference room no later than 0900.

09:15-09:30: Welcome by Sven Mollekleiv, President, Norwegian Red Cross
09:30-09:45: Opening Address: H.E. Thorbjørn Jagland, President of The Storting

Part One: The UN Human Rights System – A Solid Foundation?
Moderator: Hilde Salvesen, The Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights

09:45-10:45: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – How universal?
Tore Lindholm, The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo
Berit Thorbjørnsrud, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo

10:45-11:15 DISCUSSION

11:15-12:15: Does the United Nations provide effective protection of human rights?
Bacre Ndiaye, Director, Human Rights Council and Treaties Division, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Asbjørn Eide, The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo

12:15-12:45 DISCUSSION

12:45-13:45: LUNCH

Part Two: National Implementation of Human Rights
Moderator: Aslak Bonde

13:45-15:00: Human rights defenders – do they make a difference?
Maina Kiai, Chairperson Kenya National Commission for Human Rights (2002-2008)
Jan Helgesen, The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo
Maria Dahle, The Norwegian Human Rights House

15:00-15:30: DISCUSSION

15:30-16:45: Norge – flinkeste gutten i klassen? [In Norwegian]
Utfordrere: John Peder Egenæs, Secretary General, Amnesty International Norway
Gro Hillestad Thune, Human rights lawyer

Respons: Members of Parliament, Stortinget

16:45-17:00 Summing up: Kjell Magne Bondevik, President of The Oslo Center for Peace and Human Right

Please register before 12:00 am Thursday 20th November 2008 by email to post@oslocenter.no giving name, institution/organisation, mobile telephone. No fee required.

 

Go back to list