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.
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.
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.
The full report in Norwegian is available here. Municipalities in Norway have an independent responsibility to protect and promote human rights and they play a key role in safeguarding many human rights in practice. Municipalities are responsible for implementing human rights obligations in areas such as child welfare, care for the elderly and in primary […]
The subject of this report is the legal protection of indigenous peoples and minorities against interference (in the form of for example development projects) in their traditional areas, as enshrined in international human rights law and Norwegian law. Read the report “Human Rights Protection against Interference in Traditional Sami Areas” online here.
This report reviews the human rights framework for children’s right to protection against violence, abuse and neglect. The full report in Norwegian is available here. Chapter 1 of the report introduces the backdrop for and the purpose of the report. Neglect and violence and abuse of children are serious social problems which have major consequences […]
This is an english summary of the report “Hvorfor dømmes Norge i EMD? En statusrapport om barnevernsfeltet”, originally published in Norwegian in December 2020.
In this report, NIM reviews the human rights framework in relation to the collection of Sámi statistics.
The report has been updated with the latest recommendations up until march 2020.
Natural resource development in indigenous areas, including the construction of wind parks as part of the national renewable energy initiative, raises several human rights issues. In June 2019, NIM arranged a seminar in Karasjok together with Norway’s National Contact Point for Responsible Business Conduct to discuss the impacts of natural resource development on the Sámi people and the responsibility of businesses to respect human rights. This is the report from the seminar.