Human Rights Without Frontiers

Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF)
Legal statusAssociation without lucrative purpose
PurposeAdvocacy of democracy, the rule of law, social justice, and human rights
Willy Fautré

Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) is a non-governmental organization, registered since 1989 as an association without lucrative purpose in Belgium,[1] that «focuses on research, analysis and monitoring of a wide range of human rights concerns in many countries around the world[2]».


Founded in 1989 at Brussels (Belgium) and originally named "Brussels-Human Rights" ("Bruxelles-Droits de l'Homme" in French), this organization was formed by several defenders of Human Rights with the aim of promoting and defending human rights, the principles of the rule of law and democracy and published a bimonthly journal in French Droits de l’homme sans frontières.[3] It later adopt the name of its magazine : "Droits de l’homme sans frontières - Human Rights Without Frontiers".

The association is chaired by Willy Fautré, member of the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS).

In 1997, it was associated with the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, dissolved in 2007. In 2001, it was included within an international group "Human Rights Without Frontiers International", created with the aim to internationalize its action.