"Defending human rights is everyone's job. We achieve a lot more when we stand united against injustice"

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Andrei Sakharov Freedom Award 2019 to the Hungarian Helsinki Committee

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19 Nov

The battle for Hungary’s democratic future

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11 Nov

Insight into authoritarian Russia

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Authorities must safeguard trans community in Albania

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Campaign: 12 Women on the Barricades

We present 12 portraits of women standing on the barricades of other women, focusing on the greatest human rights challenges facing women in Europe today.

Who we are

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee base its work one the Helsinki Declaration, which states that respect for human rights is crucial for maintaining peace and cooperation between states.

Topics we are working on


Finding the facts

We document human rights violations so that the guilty can be punished.

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Why we need human rights sanctions

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Where do we work?

We assist vulnerable groups, challenge public institutions to uphold the rule of law and hold authorities to account in 20 countries.