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The Bi-Centenary of the Norwegian Constitution: Human rights and domestic laws (completed)

Under the sub-heading "The global in the local and the local in the global - constitution, human rights and conflicting interests", the project provided new knowledge about human rights history. It shed light on key issues that the Norwegian parliament discussed when revising the Constitution in 2014.

About the project

The twentieth century has been called the 'age of rights'. Norway participated in creating the international human rights system, and it gained an increasingly strong position in political discourse and law.

The project examined the significance of national constitutional arrangements for the emergence and impact of the human rights system on domestic affairs, and in particular on marginalized groups. The project had a main emphasis on Norway, with transnational and comparative elements.

The project has had two main parts. One was archive-based studies of Norway's and the United States' contributions to the international human rights system, with a main emphasis on the years 1940-1954.

The second was an archive- and interview-based study of Norway's contribution to and ratification of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention No. 169 on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (1989).

The project contributed to Norgeshistorie.no which was launched in the autumn of 2015.

Financing

The Research Council of Norway.

Publications

  • Hanne Hagtvedt Vik (2014). Frihet med rettigheter, In Svein Harald Gullbekk (ed.),  Ja, vi elsker frihet.  Dreyer Forlag A/S.  ISBN 978-82-8265-093-9.  kapittel.  s 238 - 245
  • Hanne Hagtvedt Vik & Anne Julie Semb (2013). Who Owns the Land? Norway, the Sami and the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights.  ISSN 1385-4879.  s 517- 550
  • Hanne Hagtvedt Vik (2012). How Constitutional Concerns Framed the US Contribution to the International Human Rights Regime From Its Inception, 1947–53. International History Review.  ISSN 0707-5332.  34, s 887- 909

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  • Anne Julie Semb (2014). Samepolitikkens globale innramming.
  • Anne Julie Semb (2014). Utviklingen av samenes borgerrettigheter.
  • Hanne Hagtvedt Vik (2014). Internasjonale menneskerettigheter, Grunnloven og samene.
  • Hanne Hagtvedt Vik (2014). Debatt: Grunnlovsdilemmaer i dag.
  • Hanne Hagtvedt Vik (2014). Thinking Locally - Acting Globally? How International Organizations Redefined the Issue of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the High North.
  •  (2014). Samtale om menneskerettigheter.
  •  (2014). Menneskerettigheter fra den amerikanske uavhengighetserklæringen i 1776 til den norske grunnloven i 2014.
  • Hanne Hagtvedt Vik (2013). Urfolks rettigheter.
  • Hanne Hagtvedt Vik (2013). Who Owns the Land? The ILO and the rights of indigenous populations to land in the High North.
  • Hanne Hagtvedt Vik & Anne Julie Semb (2013). Who owns the land? Norway, the Sami and the ILO convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples.
  • Hanne Hagtvedt Vik (2013). Who Owns the Land: the ILO and the rights of the Sami People to land in Norway.
  • Hanne Hagtvedt Vik & Anne Julie Semb (2013). Who owns the land? Norges ratifikasjon av ILO konvensjon 169.
  • Anne Julie Semb (2013). International Law and domestic political change: Norway and the ILO Convention 169.
  • Hanne Hagtvedt Vik (2013). Konstitusjoner og menneskerettigheter: Norge og USA fra 1940 til 2014.
  • Hanne Hagtvedt Vik & Anne Julie Semb (2012). The Troublesome Question of Land Rights: Norway and the ILO Conventions on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights.

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