Photo: Atlantic Initiative.Photo: Atlantic Initiative

The Norwegian Embassy and Sweden (Sida) jointly support the project “Gender and Justice: Toward a Fair and Impartial Judiciary”, carried out by the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the Atlantic Initiative. The multi-year project involves training and awareness-raising for judges and prosecutors on gender bias, improved responses to domestic violence, and...

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Photo: Atlantic Initiative.

The Norwegian Embassy and Sweden (Sida) jointly support the project “Gender and Justice: Toward a Fair and Impartial Judiciary”, carried out by the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the Atlantic Initiative. The multi-year project involves training and awareness-raising for judges and prosecutors on gender bias, improved responses to domestic violence, and...

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A “Court Settlement Week” was arranged this October by the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HJPC). The event was organized within the framework of the project “Improving Judicial Efficiency 2”, supported by Norway, with the objective of completing as many court cases as possible through alternative dispute resolution methods. Throughout the week, 833 court...

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This week, the Embassy met with different civil society organisations and initiatives in Republika Srpska, seeking a broader picture of the atmosphere in the RS and the concerns of civil society. Chargé d' Affaires a.i. Anne Havnør and colleagues met with Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of RS, Bijeljina Youth Council, Theatre “Ubuntu”, and “LARA” Women’s Association in Bijeljina, and “Civic...

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Representatives from the Norwegian Embassy with Mr. Jusuf Arifagic, at Arifagic Farm in Kozarac. Photo: The Norwegian Embassy

On Tuesday 5 July, Ambassador Vibeke Lilloe visited Arifagic farm in Kozarac. In only a couple of years, the farm has expanded and now counts more than 630 cows of the breed “Norwegian Red Cow” (NRF). And already Mr. Jusuf Arifagic, who was a refugee in Norway during the war, and who wants to contribute back into his first home country, has expansion plans. He is heading towards the...

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Violence against women and girls is a gross violation of human rights, and a major challenge affecting countries around the world. Norway supports this year’s #OrangetheWorld campaign and 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. The Norwegian Embassy, together with our Swedish counterpart, light the embassies’ common façade in orange on the night to 25 November, the International Day...

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Tuesday 27 September the Embassy witnessed the presentation of new and climate friendly technology in Trebinje.

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Representatives from APIK, The Norwegian Embassy and UNDP handing out certificates to participant of the training program. Photo: UNDP.

On Thursday 14 July, The Norwegian Embassy took part in an event arranged by UNDP Bosnia Herzegovina, that marked the finalization of a training program on anticorruption. The representative from the Embassy handed out certificates to the employees from different institutions participating in the three-day training program in April. The training program is part of the overall UNDP project...

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June 13, positive results from the first phase of the Judicial Efficiency Project were presented. The project has been a cooperation of Norway, Sweden, the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council and the courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has aimed at backlog reduction, shortening case duration, alternative dispute resolution, addressing problems with processing utility cases, improving wor

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