HRWF's Team

Willy Fautré

Willy Fautré

Director and Co-Founder

Willy Fautré, was a former chargé de mission at the Cabinet of the Belgian Ministry of Education and at the Belgian Parliament. He is the director of Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF), which he founded in December 1988.


He has been an active advocate for human rights in Communist countries since the Cold War. He has extensive experience in freedom of religion or belief around the world. He has carried out fact-finding missions on human rights and religious freedom in more than 25 countries. He is a lecturer in universities in the field of religious freedom and human rights.


He is a member of the International Consortium on Law and Religious Studies. He has written many articles in university journals and academic publications, held lectures in conferences, testified before inter-state organizations and given interviews to international media.


In Brussels, he helps amplify the voices of the oppressed by regularly organizing conferences on human rights at the European Parliament. For years, he has carried out religious freedom advocacy in European institutions, at the OSCE and at the UN.


HRWF Team Members

A. FAUTRE, Advocacy & Communication
C. MIRRE, Advocacy & Communication
J. DASCOTTE, Advocacy & Communication
Í. URIZ MARTINEZ, Database of FoRB Prisoners
E. VAN RUITEN, Consultancy

HRWF Network of Experts

HRWF’s network of experts are independent consultants. They cannot be held accountable for the choice of policies of HRWF, a prerogative of the board of directors.

Ievgeniia DODINA, PhD (Odessa): Administrative Justice in Ukraine
Zsuzsa-Anna FERENCZY, PhD (Brussels): Human Rights in China and in North Korea
Hans NOOT (Netherlands): Freedom of Religion or Belief
Oliver PAHNECKE (Warsaw): Rule of Law, Sovereign Finance, Human Rights and Independence of the Judiciary
Aaron RHODES, PhD (Hamburg): Human Rights Senior Analyst, Anti-Semitism and Freedom of Expression
Alfiaz VAIYA (Great Britain): LGBTQI, Racism and Xenophobia
Alexandr VERKHOVSKY (Russia): Religious freedom in Russia
Dominic ZOEHRER (Vienna): Freedom of Religion or Belief


HRWF Network of Correspondents

HRWF has a network of correspondents around the world that provide us information, news and analyses for our newsletters. For their security, some want to remain anonymous or use a nickname.

CK (South Korea)
Fabienne FEN (Taiwan)
Ji Soo KWON (South Korea)
Jarrod LOPES (USA)
Eva SAENZ-DIEZ, PhD (Belgium)
Thierry VALLE (France)
Stéphane VALTER, PhD (France)
Lixin YANG (USA)


HRWF Board of Directors

Charles BINDELS, Regis DERICQUEBOURG, Willy FAUTRE, Fabrice MARTIN, Hans NOOT, Pierre RIGOULOT, Alfiaz VAIYA, and Peter VAN GEEL.

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