Human Rights House Foundation 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.
The Board of the Human Rights House Foundation meets four to five times a year. It oversees the work of HRHF, guides the organisation’s strategy and direction, and approves its finances and budgets. The Board is comprised of academics, lawyers, people from the business world, civil society representatives, and experts in fields such as psychology.
Click on each board member to read their story.
Latest annual report
Each year, we publish an annual report of our activities and impact, together with our annual accounts.
Annual reports give an overview of the key impacts, joint efforts, events and activities of the Human Rights House Foundation and the network of Human Rights Houses, with a focus on the primary human rights issues that were most urgent in a particular year.
These reports are prepared by Human Rights House Foundation, in close cooperation with the network of Human Rights Houses.
Latest annual accounts
For more information about HRHF’s annual accounts, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Policies and whistleblowing
Code of Conduct
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.
HRHF is committed to protecting your data and privacy.
Evaluation of administrative capacities and competencies.
In November 2018, HRHF underwent an external assessment of its administrative capacities and competencies.
“HRHF has adequate administrative capacities and competence in place to undertake financial management… The HRHF organisational culture is one of mutual respect, transparency, accountability and ethical performance. There is a high awareness of financial risk, and the organisation has put important measures in place to prevent financial mismanagement and corruption,” concluded the evaluation.
We offer our sincere thanks for the generous financial support that we received from donors such as the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czech Republic, the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs, and the European Union.
We continue to seek new partnerships to strengthen our capacity to advance human rights through empowering human rights defenders and strengthening independent civil society.