Rafto Foundation

The Rafto Foundation awards the annual Professor Thorolf Rafto’s Prize for Human Rights work. In 1999, the Rafto House in Bergen became the second Norwegian Human Rights House.


Raising recognition for human rights defenders, Rafto awards the annual Professor Thorolf Rafto’s prize for human rights work. This helps to bring the work of human rights defenders to an international audience, and to promote human rights globally.

Rafto continues to support the work of laureates through funding and organisation of projects, and carries out other work such as human rights education.

Contact information



+47 55 21 09 30

Menneskerettighetenes plass 1

5007 Bergen