Tore Lindholm

Professor Emeritus, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway

Tore Lindholm is emeritus professor (philosophy) at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, board member of the Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief, and member of Human Rights Committee of Church of Norway. His research interests focus on the diversity of grounds for embracing universal human rights, and in particular the right to freedom of religion or belief; and  the two-way traffic between human rights and religions (especially Christianity and Islam). He co-edited, with Cole Durham and Bahia Tahzib-Lie, Facilitating Freedom of Religion or Belief: A Deskbook (2004), published also in Indonesian and in Russian, with a Chinese translation in process. Lindholm co-initiated and sat on the steering committee of the Norwegian Research Council Research Program in Ethics1990-2001. His other studies include “Article 1: A New Beginning” in Alfredsson and Eide, eds., The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Common Standard of Achievement (1999); “Ethical Justification of Universal Rights Across Normative Divides” in Bexell and Andersson, eds., Universal Ethics. Perspectives and Proposals from Scandinavian Scholars (2002), “Philosophical and Religious Justifications of Freedom of Religion or Belief” in Freedom of Religion or Belief: A Deskbook (2004), “The Cross-Cultural Legitimacy of Universal Human Rights: Plural Justification across Normative Divides” in Francioni and Scheinin, eds., Cultural Rights (2008). In June 2011 Professor Lindholm was honored at the Symposium Multiculturalism and Human Rights, held at his university.

For more recent publications and addition biographical information, please see Professor Lindholm’s curriculum vitae here.