Human Rights House Foundation is an independent, international not-for-profit human rights organisation registered in Norway. Our 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.

Advisory mechanism

The Board will establish in 2018 a new mechanism that will give advice and input to the Board concerning HRHF’s strategies and priorities. This “advisory council” will include people from the Human Rights Houses together with international human rights experts close to our work. This council replaces the previously established body the “International Advisory Board.”



Human Rights House Foundation’s governance is set out in its statutes, as amended in January 2017.

Organisational structure

The organisation is structured as follows: