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Norwegian Centre for Human Rights makes statement on Norwegian Police Video

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The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights describes Norwegian Police Behaviour in relation to the absolute prohibition on “inhuman and degrading treatment” (Ref, ECHR Article 3 – Torture).

Please visit the page “Norwegian Police Violence and Human Rights” to see the full investigative series of articles on this case.

The Norwegian Centre of Human Rights has provided Circus Bazaar with the following statement regarding the controversial Police film recorded in Oslo, Norway that was filmed on the 21st of May 2013 on public street in Oslo.

English Translation

“By our understanding, the actions of the police raise questions of the relationship to the prohibition of inhumane and degrading treatment prescribed by the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), article 3, and the prohibition of a disproportional interference of privacy in article 8. The actions also appear to be a breach of the restrictions the police are subjected to under ordinary Norwegian law.”

“Based on this, the National institution expects there to be conducted an independent investigation of the circumstances of this incident. We have recommended to the holder of the video recording in question to contact the Norwegian Bureau for the Investigation of Police Affairs. As an extension of such an investigation, the proper authorities should review the general practice of the police when it comes to arrests where one suspects that the concerned has swallowed narcotic substances.”


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