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Royals urged to drop trip to Turkey

The leader of Norway's foremost promoter of free speech, Norsk PEN, has asked King Harald and Queen Sonja to postpone a long-planned state visit...

Rafto Prize highlights abuse in Bahrain

The Bergen-based Rafto Foundation announced Thursday that its Rafto Prize for 2013 will go to the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, for its "long...

Support grows for fugitive Snowden

Support is growing in Norway for fugitive American Edward Snowden, who set off an international controversy after releasing information about the US' global surveillance...

The EU wins the Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize to the currently deeply troubled European Union (EU), citing the crucial role it has...

Human rights group awards its Sakharov prize

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee has awarded its annual Andrei Sakaharov Freedom Award to Association GOLOS of Russia, for what the Oslo-based human rights group...

Tooji ready for action at Eurovision

Norway's entry at the annual Eurovision Song Contest was hoping to make both the finals and a difference during the annual, much-hyped event that's...

Norway’s dilemma over Belarus

Norway has found itself in another awkward dilemma over what some Norwegian politicians and human rights activists call "the dictatorship at our doorstep," Belarus....

Nobel Prize winner stirs protests

Three months ago, the president of Liberia received her Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo and was hailed as a champion of women's rights. Now...

Revised constitution to boost equality

Norway is in the process of revising its constitution (grunnlov) in advance of its bicentennial in 2014. The goal is to strengthen constitutional provisions...

Prisons ‘often’ break isolation laws

Norwegian prisons have admitted that they "often" hold prisoners in solitary confinement without permission from the courts. Prisons have been required to seek court...

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