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The U.S. should drop the prosecution of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act

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A new milestone for the Norwegian Helsinki Committee

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22 years ago since the Russian-Chechen armed conflict

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Barents Pride in Kirkenes: More important than ever before

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Campaign: 12 Women on the Barricades

We present 12 portraits of women standing on the barricades of other women, focusing on the greatest human rights challenges facing women in Europe today.

Who we are

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee base its work one the Helsinki Declaration, which states that respect for human rights is crucial for maintaining peace and cooperation between states.

Topics we are working on

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Finding the facts

We document human rights violations so that the guilty can be punished.

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Why we need human rights sanctions

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Where do we work?

We assist vulnerable groups, challenge public institutions to uphold the rule of law and hold authorities to account in 20 countries.