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Juveniles under the age of 16 or people with a mental handicap can be exempted from attending court. They testify instead before the court case starts.

Such hearings used to be referred to as a ‘closed hearing’, but became the responsibility of the police as from the autumn of 2015.

Read more on this type of hearing at

- www.politiet.no

- Statens barnehus website 

The page was updated: 24.02.2016, kl. 13:59