The NHRF recognizes that human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent. Thus, the NHRF strives to promote human rights internationally by providing support to human rights defenders locally.
However, the NHRF has developed a set of criteria for its selection of priority countries.
These criteria emphasise:
The NHRF assesses and accepts project applications that are either from these priority countries, or directly address human rights defenders at risk.
The current priority countries are: