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Human Rights Act (No. 30 of 1999).

Country/Territory
Norway
Territorial subdivision
Jan Mayen
Document type
Legislation
Date
1999
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Food & nutrition
Keyword
Human rights Basic legislation Right to food Gender Social protection Traditional rights/customary rights
Geographical area
Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
21 May 1999.
Abstract

The purpose of the Act is to strengthen the status of human rights in Norwegian law. The provisions of this Act shall also apply on Svalbard and Jan Mayen. The following conventions shall have the force of Norwegian law insofar as they are binding for Norway: (1) The Convention of 4 November 1950 for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as amended by Protocol no. 11 of 11 May 1994 to the Convention, together with the following protocols: a) Protocol of 20 March 1952; b) Protocol no. 4 of 16 September 1963 on the protection of certain rights and freedoms other than those already included in the Convention and in the First Protocol to the Convention; c) Protocol no. 6 of 28 April 1983 on the abolition of the death penalty; d) Protocol no. 7 of 22 November 1984. (2) The International Covenant of 16 December 1966 on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. (3) The International Covenant of 16 December 1966 on Civil and Political Rights, together with the following protocols: a) Optional Protocol of 16 December 1966; b) Second Optional Protocol of 15 December 1989 on the abolition of the death penalty.

Full text
English/Norwegian
Website
www.lovdata.no

References - Legislation

Amended by

Act amending the Human Rights Act (No. 80 of 2009).

Legislation | Norway | 2009

Keyword: Human rights, Gender

Source: FAO, FAOLEX