"We need a common set of rules to avoid conflicts. Human rights should be just that" – Ragnhild Astrup Tschudi, styreleder

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee has three governing bodies: the Annual Meeting, the Board and the Council. The Annual Meeting is the Committee’s highest decision making body and consists of members of the Board and the Council. The Board assembles every six weeks to decide upon strategy and to make economical dispositions. The Secretary General heads the Secretariat which is responsible for the daily work and the implementation of the resolutions of the Board.

 

The Board

Chairperson: Ragnhild Astrup Tschudi
Human Rights Advocate with a special focus on Russia and Eastern Europe

Vice chairperson: Julie Wilhelmsen
Research fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Ingvild Endestad
Partner Analyse & Tall

Jørgen W. Frydnes
Managing Director at Utøya

Hansine Korslien
Head of communications at the Tinius Trust and Blommenholm Industrier

Inger Skjelsbæk
Senior Researcher and Deputy Director at The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

Iver Ørstavik
Heads the partnership engagement with recent laureates, the Rafto Foundation

Liv Hernæs Kvanvig
Staff representative

 

The Council

President: Eirik Moen

Vice president: Jette F. Christensen

Marit Arnstad (2020-23)

Geir Jørgen Bekkevold (2020-23)

Lan Marie Berg (2020-23)

Helge Blakkisrud (2020-23)

Bernt Bull (2020-23)

Nils Butenschøn (2020-23)

Bjørn Cato Funnemark (2020-23)

Steinar Gil (2020-23)

Trine Skei Grande (2020-23)

Bernt Hagtvet (2020-23)

Kari E. Kaski (2020-23)

Jostein Kobbeltvedt (2020-23)

Gry Larsen (2020-23)

Per Saxegaard (2020-23)

Guro Slettemark (2020-23)

Bjørn-Kristian Svendsrud (2020-23)

Magne Ove Warsinski-Varsi (2020-23)

Juni Dahr (2021-24)

Geir Flikke (2021-24)

Dankert Freilem (2021-24)

Jakub M. Godzimirski (2021-24)

Hans Morten Haugen (2021-24)

Hauk Lund (2021-24)

Abid Raja (2021-24)

Brynjulf Risnes (2021-24)

Viktor Roddvik (2021-24)

Jan Tore Sanner (2021-24)

Anne Julie Semb (2021-24)

Marianne B. Skou (2021-24)

Atle Sommerfeldt (2021-24)

Michael Tetzschner (2021-24)

Stein-Ivar Aarsæther (2021-24)

Åsmund Aukrust (2022-25)

Anne Marit Bjørnflaten (2022-25)

Kristin Clemet (2022-25)

Frode Elgesem (2022-25)

Bjørn Engesland (2022-25)

Åsne Julsrud (2022-25)

Idar Kreutzer (2022-25)

Ragnhild Lied (2022-25)

Arne Liljedahl Lynngård (2022-25)

Elisabeth Løland (2022-25)

Mette Newth (2022-25)

Anne Sender (2022-25)

Lars Petter Soltvedt (2022-25)

Åshild Vige (2022-25)

Kåre Vollan (2022-25)

Jon Wessel-Aas (2022-25)