In 2010, Norway adopted a new set of guidelines with a view to intensifying its efforts in supporting human rights defenders.
In June 2012, PI met with Ms Claire Hubert, First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva, during the round table on National Policies for the Protection on HRDs. The event was organized by PI in cooperation with the Office of Mrs. Margaret Sekaggya, Special Rapporteur on the situation on HRDS.
According to Ms Hubert, Protecting human rights defenders is a priority in Norway’s human rights policy. At the same time she encourages defenders to reach out to diplomats, so that the latter know the defenders and adequately assist them whenever they need protection.
Norway’s efforts to support human rights defenders are described in this policy paper.