"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

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

Jørgen W. Frydnes
Managing Director at Utøya

Ingvild Endestad
Partner Analyse & Tall

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

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

Anne Marit Bjørnflaten

Hauk Lund

Marit Arnstad

Geir Jørgen Bekkevold

Helge Blakkisrud

Bernt Bull

Nils Butenschøn

Kristin Clemet

Juni Dahr

Frode Elgesem

Geir Flikke

Dankert Freilem

Bjørn Cato Funnemark

Steinar Gil

Jacub M. Godzimirski

Trine Skei Grande

Bernt Hagtvet

Hans Morten Haugen

Åsne Julsrud

Prableen Kaur

Idar Kreutzer

Gry Larsen

Ragnhild Lied

Arne Liljedahl Lynngård

Elisabeth Løland

Mette Newth

Viktor Roddvik

Jan Tore Sanner

Per Saxegaard

Anne Julie Semb

Anne Sender

Marianne B. Skou

Guro Slettemark

Lars Petter Soltvedt

Atle Sommerfeldt

Michael Tetzschner

Annette Trettebergstuen

Magne Ove Warsinski-Varsi

Åshild Vige

Kåre Vollan

Stein-Ivar Aarsæther

Abid Raja

Brynjulf Risnæs

Åsmund Aukrust

Kari E. Kaski

Bjørn Kristian Svendsrud

Jostein Kobbeltvedt

Lan Marie Berg