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.
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.
Read the oral statement made before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights here.
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.
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.
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.
There has been considerable national and international attention regarding the protests against the wind farms at Fosen and the Supreme Courts ruling. Here is a brief summary of the case, and NIMs work regarding it.
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 has a strong record of protecting and promoting human rights and is party to the vast majority of international human rights conventions.
The Norwegian National Human Rights Institution (NIM) is an independent public body established by the Norwegian Parliament in 2015 to strengthen the implementation of human rights 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.