Guardians of human rights in Norway: challenging mandates in a new era

Norway’s human rights regime changed with the 2014 constitutional reform and the establishment of the National Human Rights Institution (NIM). The changes come at a time when human rights values and obligations are questioned by refugee crisis and economic challenges.

What are the implications for the protection of the recent changes for the human rights mandate of Norwegian national institutions? Do we see a strengthening of judicial review? What are the dynamics between national control mechanisms and international institutions such as the European Court of Human Rights?

Centre of Law and Social Transformation invites Supreme Court Justice, Arnfinn Bårdsen and Petter Wille, Director of NIM to discuss challenges and opportunities faced by guardians of human rights. Moderator: Malcolm Langford.

Time: May 11th 18:00-20:00
Place: Litteraturhuset, Østre skostredet 5, 5017 Bergen