This course is discontinued


Published May 18, 2007 5:40 PM

Place for the exam:

Place has now been published on the course webpage for the exam on 25 May: Lesesal (lecture room) 160, 1st floor, Domus Nova building (St. Olavs kvartal).

Published May 3, 2007 2:22 PM

Dear all,

This is to inform you that the Declaration on the Right to Development will be given to you on the exam day, and will be available in the Examination room.

The Declaration can also be found in "Basic Documents on Human Rights", by Brownlie.

Auxiliary material in this course is the following:

  • (1) Brownlie, Ian and Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, eds., Basic Documents on Human Rights, 4th ed., Oxford: University Press, 2002
  • (2) ¿Folkerettslig tekstsamling¿ [Collection of public international law texts] by Buflod, Sannes and Aasebø.
  • (3) Declaration on the Right to Development (given out at the exam day from the Examination Office)

Please note that the rules are very strict if you want to make comments in the auxiliary material - (do not make any substantive notes of any kind that is not stated in the rules given below). Rules about the auxiliary material can be found here: (most relevant for you is per...

Published Apr. 27, 2007 5:49 PM

The mock exam will be commented and returned on May 16 at 13:00-14:00 in the lunch room at the NCHR

Published Apr. 27, 2007 5:32 PM

The learning expectations are now posted (please see opposite page, under "examinations")

Published Apr. 17, 2007 5:21 PM

Dear all! The class papers are now published - please take a look at them prior to class tomorrow, as they will be discussed in class.

(the papers are published on left side, opposite page, under the heading "Class papers due 18 April"

Published Apr. 2, 2007 3:33 PM

Deadlines mock exam and group paper:

  • April 18th at 15:00 - Group Paper Due. The group paper should be sent by mail to and Present Paper in Class. Mock Exam handed out
  • April 27th Mock Exam Due

Published Mar. 23, 2007 1:46 PM

There are some changes in the schedule:

  • (a) 30 March: How the Oslo UNDP Governance Centre supports country offices to adopt human right approaches to development: Focus on indicators and the MDGs

Instructor(s):Emilie Filmer-Wilson (and Alexandra Wilde, tbc). Literature: Malhotra, 2006 and handout (see course outline)

Location: Oslo UNDP Governance Centre, Borggata 2b (T-bane station: Grønland)

  • (b) Dan Banik's lecture on 30 March is postponed to 20 April (see course outline)

Published Mar. 19, 2007 11:13 AM

21 March 2007 - Poverty and Development Seminar (Center for Development and environment, University of Oslo) Decentralisation and Poverty Reduction in Ghana Dr. Gordon Crawford, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, University of Leeds SUM, Sognsveien 68, 4th floor seminar room, 10:00 - 12:00

Published Mar. 15, 2007 10:13 AM

The lecture on Friday 16 March (10:15-12:00) is postponed to 14:15-16:00 the same day (Location: the lunch room, 4th floor, NCHR)

Published Mar. 2, 2007 2:38 PM


The web page for the report of the high task force on the right to development can be accessed through the following resarch

Go to Meetings and Events, click on Working Group on the Right to Development and get here

Go to Documents (to the left) and end up here

Under Documents by mandate chose The open-ended Working Group on the right to development and end up here

Chose the E (for English) in the right upper corner of the table of documents, and get the report.

Note, this is a cumbersome way to get to the document, but we often experience trouble by going straight to the final destination.

Kind regards,

Bård A

Published Mar. 1, 2007 10:53 AM

The required books are now available in Gnist Akademika bookstore at the Law faculty.

The compilations of texts (compendiums), Part Two, are also available in Gnist Akademika bookstore. Part One will come during today or tomorrow.

Published Dec. 7, 2006 3:05 PM

Communication between students and teachers is made via Fronter, the virtual classroom at University of Oslo. Keep in mind that e-mails sent in Fronter will be directed only to the student e-mail accounts and not to your external email adresses.

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In addition, you should also check the course page regularly for other information (f.ex time and place, syllabus), not only Fronter.