Purpose & vision

Our vision:

The idea of ​​human rights is one of humanity’s greatest achievements. Respect for human rights is a basis for peace, freedom, justice, democracy and sustainable development. The wider aim of the Forum is the realization of a society permeated by human rights.


The Forum aims to be Scandinavia’s most important venue for  human rights issues.

The purpose of the Forum is:

  • to broaden and deepen the public discourse
  • to ensure the position of human rights on the political agenda
  • to enable cooperation between civil society and the public sector responsible for protecting and implementing human rights.
  • to offer knowledge and methods for the implementation of human rights
  • to highlight challenges in the field of human rights
  • to enable the formation of networks