How can you promote human rights?

humanrightslogo_Goodies_14_LogoVorlagen“Human rights can be promoted through
direct financial support for human rights measures in another country, or through technical assistance in the form of expertise and training, for example to improve the legal system….Other types of positive approach include financial support to and cooperation with civil society*, media and freedom of expression organisations, support for the establishment of national human rights institutions, organising art exhibitions, taking part in conference or research projects, and highlighting positive human rights developments….Cooperation on human rights issues with national authorities, exchange of experience with the public administration, business sector and academia in other countries, and organising joint events are other positive tools.”

*”the term ‘civil society’ is used to refer to non-governmental and non-commercial actors, including special interest organizations, support groups, religious and belief groups, social movements, cultural actors and environmental organisations.”

Source: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Opportunities for All: Human Rights in Norway’s Foreign Policy and Development Cooperation: Meld. St. 10 (2014-2015) Report to the Storting (white paper). 2015, pp. 90-91, *18.

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