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Human Rights Service

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Type  Foundation (nonprofit)
Headquarters  Oslo, Norway
Founded  2001
Website  www.rights.no
Key people  Rita Karlsen Hege Storhaug Nina Hjerpset-Østlie

Human Rights Service (HRS) is a Norwegian foundation established in 2001. The organization is managed by Rita Karlsen, Hege Storhaug and Nina Hjerpset-Østlie.

HRS was established to work for a more well-functioning multi-ethnic society. Through the spread of information the organization aims to contribute to better integration of immigrants, and preventing violation of human rights. It has become known especially for its work against forced marriage, and against cultural and religious oppression of women. The organization has also been critical of the cultural and economic effects of the high immigration to Norway. HRS has received public funding from the state since 2002, and since 2012 from Oslo municipality. After a new Oslo city council proposed to withdraw further support in 2015, the organization saw a huge surge of private donations.

HRS has been praised by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. American writer Bruce Bawer has formerly worked for the organization.

The organization has seen some controversy as a result of criticism by some immigrant women formerly affiliated with the organization, including former employee Amal Aden criticizing some of its alleged work methods.


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