The Supreme Court in 2018
In 2018, the Supreme Court received 2164 appeals, of which 819 were appeals against judgment in 416 civil cases and 403 criminal cases, respectively.
The Supreme Court's Appeal Selection Committee referred 103 out of these appeals to a hearing before a division of five justices.
In addition, one civil case was heard by the plenary and one civil case by a grand chamber composed of eleven justices.
Annual Report 2018 (mobile friendly format)
Full-text rulings in English
The Supreme Court now has its own legal translator, which allows us to provide a larger number of translated full-text rulings. These rulings are selected based on what we believe may be of interest outside Norway.
Under Summaries you will find a summary of all rulings.
Chief Justice Toril Marie Øie
Chief Justice Toril Marie Øie of the Supreme Court of Norway was appointed in March 2016. She is the 20th Chief Justice in the 200-year history of the Supreme Court.
Photo: M. Kvaale
Toril Marie Øie is the first woman to hold this office.
The Supreme Court
The main function of the Supreme Court is to ensure clarity and development of the law.
The Supreme Court has general jurisdiction and hears all types of cases, civil as well as criminal, and cases pertaining to administrative law and constitutional law.
The Norwegian Supreme Court wishes to promote openness and transparency in its activities.