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Wednesday 3 June 2020

Insurance law. Right to payment of compensation under a licence insurance after loss of medical authorisation. 

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Appeal in climate lawsuit to be heard by the plenary of the Supreme Court

Appeal in climate lawsuit to be heard by the plenary of the Supreme Court

On 20 April 2020, the Supreme Court's Appeals Selection Committee granted leave to appeal in the case of Nature and Youth Norway and Föreningen Greenpeace Norden v. the State represented by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. The Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature and The Grandparents Climate Campaign have declared third-party intervention for Nature and Youth Norway and Föreningen Greenpeace Norden.

The Chief Justice has decided that the appeal is to be heard by the plenary of the Supreme Court, see section 5 subsection 4 and section 6 subsection 2 of the Courts of Justice Act. 

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Child welfare cases in a grand chamber of the Supreme Court

Child welfare cases in a grand chamber of the Supreme Court

On Friday 27 March 2020, the Supreme Court of Norway decided three cases concerning child welfare law, all of which were heard consecutively by a grand chamber sitting with eleven justices. The cases concern possible violation of the right to family life in Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), particularly in light of the Grand Chamber judgment from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strand-Lobben and Others v. Norway and subsequent ECtHR case law.

All three rulings are unanimous.

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