High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Rafto Foundation for Human Rights was established in 1986 in a memory of Thorolf Rafto, a professor of Economic History at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and a human rights activist. The main objective of the Rafto Foundation is the promotion of freedom of political expression and enterprise. The work of the foundation consists of different educational and informative projects, including the annual award of the Rafto Prize in November. The foundation is based in Bergen, Norway and run by a small team of professionals and volunteers.