Human Rights House Foundation

Norway - Oslo

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee is a non-governmental (NGO), non-profit organisation which monitors compliance with the human rights provisions of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) within all OSCE signatory states and supports initiatives to strengthen democracy and civil society.

 +47 22 47 92 00
 +47 22 47 92 01
Kirkegata 5, 0153 Oslo, Norway

Image: The Norwegian Helsinki CommitteeThe work of the Committee is based on the Helsinki Declaration that was signed by more than 35 European and North American states at the Conference of Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE, later OSCE) in 1975. The Declaration states that respect for human rights is a fundamental factor in the development of peace and understanding between states.

In the last few years the Norwegian Helsinki Committee´s international activities have focused especially on the emerging democracies in the Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Main tasks:

  • Human Rights Monitoring
  • Democracy Support
  • Election Observation
  • Information and Education
  • Participating in International Processes; the UN, the OSCE etc.

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