NIMs work

Canary in the Coal Mine

Canary in the Coal Mine

The escalating climate crisis raises complex questions at the intersection of law, policy and science. Climate change threatens the effective enjoyment of a wide range of human rights, including the rights to life, private and family life and home, health, and culture. The purpose of this report is to examine the human rights protection of the Sámi people in Norway from the effects of climate change, who in many ways are the “canaries in the coalmine” of the climate crisis.

Agreement Reached with Reindeer Owners in south Fosen

Agreement Reached with Reindeer Owners in south Fosen

The parties have reached an agreement in the mediation between south Fosen sijte and the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. For the reindeer owners in north Fosen, the situation is still unresolved, and it is urgent to find a solution that will end the human rights violation there as well.

The Metaverse and Human rights

The Metaverse and Human rights

In this report we identify what the Metaverse is and what it may become, as well as what this could entail for people, society, politics and human rights. This report is the result of a collaboration between the Norwegian Board of Technology and the Norwegian National Human Rights Institution.

Recommendations in the Annual Report to Parliament for 2022

Recommendations in the Annual Report to Parliament for 2022

The recommendations presented in the Annual Report to Parliament represent a small selection of issues that raise important human rights questions, to which NIM believes Parliament should pay particular attention.

Drug use and human rights

Drug use and human rights

This is an English summary of the Norwegian report "Rus og menneskerettigheter". The report covers human rights issues within three areas: The use of punishment in response to drug use; Health and care services for people using drugs; Legal protection against discrimination for people using drugs.

NIM’s supplementary report to CEDAW

NIM’s supplementary report to CEDAW

NIM has submitted the report ahead of the Committee’s assessment of Norway in February. The availability of crisis centres (shelters), investigation and prosecution of violence against women, and violence against vulnerable groups of women are some of the topics in the report.

Norway’s Strong Human Rights Record

Norway’s Strong Human Rights Record

Norway has a strong record of protecting and promoting human rights and is party to the vast majority of international human rights conventions.

Human Rights Challenges in Norway

Human Rights Challenges in Norway

Despite Norway’s relatively strong human rights record, there are still several human rights challenges that need to be addressed by the Norwegian authorities.

Recommendations to Norway