Norway won’t back children’s rights to complain

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The Norwegian government is defying recommendations it received from human rights organizations and the will of one of its two support parties in Parliament, the Liberals,  by refusing to endorse children’s rights to complain to the UN. 

Foreign Minster Børge Brende cited “considerable uncertainty” regarding the consequences the measure could have for Norway’s political negotiations. He claimed human rights are “well-protected” in Norway, and noted how many UN-initiated children’s measure regarding their human rights were “well-taken-care of.”

The Liberal Party, which has an agreement to support Norway’s minority government coalition, has long demanded that Norway attach itself to the UN’s children’t rights measures. staff