Asbjørn Eide

Senior Fellow, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, Oslo

Asbjørn Eide is a senior fellow, founder, and former director of the Norwegian Institute of Human Rights, at the University of Oslo. He is the former secretary-general of the International Peace Research Association in Oslo. Since 1981, Mr. Eide has been a member of the United Nations (UN) Sub-commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, and since 1995, he has served as chair of the UN Working Group on the Rights of Minorities. Mr. Eide has served as special rapporteur for several UN studies focused on topics including conscientious objection as a human right, food as a human right, the new international economic order and the promotion of human rights, and the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples. From 1988 to 1989, he was chairman of the Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery. Mr Eide has published extensively on human rights issues. He holds a J.D. from Lund University.

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