Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) believes that it is crucial for our work that we are independent and impartial, and that we are accountable to our values.



HRHF is an independent, international not-for-profit human rights organisation registered in Norway.

HRHF’s governance structure serves to guarantee our independence, impartiality, and accountability. It ensures we deliver on our mandate and adapt to shifting environments to better meet human rights challenges.

Read more about our governance.


Policies and whistleblowing

Code of Conduct

In difficult situations, [the Code of Conduct] is the seatbelt which, in the event of an emergency, keeps you by core values.

Taciana Niadbaj, PEN Belarus

Our Code of Conduct sets out the professional standards of the Human Rights House Foundations as well as organisations in Human Rights Houses (HRHs). It guides us in the performance of our professional responsibilities and the achievement of our common goal, which is to promote and strive for the protection and realisation of human rights and fundamental freedoms, as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Read our Code of Conduct.

Whistleblowing and Anti-corruption

HRHF has a zero-tolerance policy towards fraud, corruption, abuse and unacceptable behaviour. We encourage our employees, partners, other organisations or persons to report any conduct in HRHF’s operations they regard as unethical, illegal, a waste of resources, or in violation of professional standards.

Read our policy and routines for whistleblowing to prevent fraud, corruption, abuse and unacceptable behaviour.

Read our anti-corruption policy.

Privacy policy

HRHF is committed to protecting your data and privacy.

Read our privacy policy to understand how we do so, in connection with your use of our websites and our newsletters, and in your contact with us.


Reports & finances

Latest annual report

Find out about how Human Rights House Foundation met the human rights challenges of the year in our region in close partnership with the network of Human Rights Houses.

View our annual report 2023.

Latest annual accounts


HRHF Annual Accounts 2022



We offer our sincere thanks for the generous financial support that we received from donors. In 2023, our donors included the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, the European Union, Foundation Open Society Institute, the Ministry For Foreign Affairs of Finland, Fritt Ord, European Endowment for Democracy, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

We also thank Mental Health and Human Rights Info for supporting our work.

We continue to seek new partnerships to strengthen our capacity to advance human rights through empowering human rights defenders and strengthening independent civil society. Get in touch.