10/14/2021 From Monday 18 October, the limitations on the audience capacity in our courtrooms will be lifted. Most of the hearings in the Supreme Court are open to the public, which allows everyone to attend. (Next hearings)
News and events
10/11/2021 Justice Sæther was previously Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions. He has also served at the Legislation Department of the Mininstry of Justice and Public Security, at the Office of the Municipal Attorney of Oslo and at Kongsberg District Court.
Licence for wind power development on Fosen ruled invalid as the construction interferes with Sami reindeer herders' right to enjoy their own culture
10/11/2021 Supreme Court judgment 11 October 2021, HR-2021-1975-S (case no. 20-143891SIV-HRET, case no. 20-143892-SIV-HRET and case no. 20-143893SIV-HRET).
7/2/2021 A grand chamber of the Supreme Court handed down judgment on 2 July 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in case 20-046393STR-HRET
The "ACER case" – The plenary of the Supreme Court allows No to the EU bring an action regarding the EU's third energy market package
3/1/2021 Order issued after oral voting on Monday 1 March 2021 at 09.00.
8/13/2021 The case concerns appeals from Fosen reindeer herding district, the "south group", versus Fosen Vind DA and from Statnett SF versus Fosen reindeer herding district, the "south group" and the "north group", against Frostating Court of Appeal's appraisal of 8 June 2020, and the second-tier appeal from Fosen Vind DA versus the two reindeer herding districts regarding the same appraisal on the poin...
1/5/2021 On Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 9 a.m., the plenary of the Supreme Court will start hearing case no. 20-072085SIV-HRET between the organisation No to the EU and the Norwegian State on the implementation of EU's third energy market package into the EEA Agreement. The Supreme Court is to determine whether the action is inadmissible.
12/22/2020 Supreme Court judgment 22 December 2020, HR-2020-2472-P, (case no. 20-051052SIV-HRET, civil case, appeal against judgment: Nature and Youth Norway Greenpeace Nordic Friends of the Earth Norway (intervener) The Grandparents Climate Campaign (intervener) (Counsel Emanuel Feinberg and Cathrine Hambro) v. The State represented by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (The Office of the Attorney...
10/29/2020 Case no. 20-51052SIV-HRET, civil case, appeal against judgment: Parties: Nature and Youth Norway and Föreningen Greenpeace Norden v. The State represented by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy On 4–12 November 2020, the plenary of the Supreme Court will hear the so-called climate lawsuit between the above parties. The Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature and the Grandparents Clima...
10/25/2020 The European Day of Justice is celebrated each year around 25 October, initated by the Council of Europe. The Supreme Court of Norway normally participates by inviting to an Open Day with guided tours of the Supreme Court Building and seminars on the Court's activities. Due to the COVID-19 situation, this year's Open Day is unfortunately postponed. Instead we welcome the public to a digital...
8/6/2020 From week 33, the Supreme Court will resume ordinary oral hearings. Special infection control measures are implemented in the Supreme Court Building, and everyone entering must study and comply with them, see Infection control measures. The infection control measures implies that there are limited seats available in the courtrooms. The public is therefore recommended to follow the hearings by...
6/26/2020 In Norway, the courts have seasonal breaks during Easter, summer and Christmas. The Supreme Court's Appeals Selection Committee hears cases as usual during all court breaks.
5/20/2020 Most hearings in the Supreme Court are open to the public. Due to the coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak, the hearings are conducted as remote meetings until further notice. The remote hearings are open to the public and the press as if they were held at the Supreme Court Building.
4/20/2020 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...
4/16/2020 On Friday 17 April 2020, the Supreme Court held its first-ever remote appeal hearing in a case concerning the sentence for insurance fraud. The hearing was conducted as it would have been conducted in the courtroom, but without the use of robes. The Chief Justice has decided that robes are not to be used in remote hearings.
4/7/2020 On 3 April 2020 – for the first time in history – the Supreme Court of Norway handed down a judgment in a criminal case after a written hearing. A written hearing means that counsel for both sides make written submissions instead of arguing their cases before the justices at the Supreme Court Building.
3/27/2020 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...
3/24/2020 Chief Justice Toril Marie Øie, 24 March 2020
3/17/2020 Chief Justice Toril Marie Øie, 17 March 2020
3/12/2020 Due du the coronavirus outbreak and the measures implemented by the authorities to limit the spread, the Chief Justice has decided to postpone all oral hearings in the Supreme Court from and including Friday 13 March until and including Thursday 26 March 2020. This period may be extended. Hearings in cases where postponement is inexpedient will nonetheless be held.
The Supreme Court sitting as a grand chamber will hear three child welfare cases on 4–7 February 2020
12/19/2019 The Supreme Court's Appeals Selection Committee has granted leave to appeal in four cases concerning child welfare. Two of the cases have been joined into one. The Chief Justice has decided that the cases will be heard by the Supreme Court sitting as a grand chamber with eleven justices, and in open court.
1/18/2018 This book gives a brief orientation of the Supreme Court of Norway, focusing on the Supreme Court's current role and operation, its historical background and the Supreme Court Building.
1/17/2018 Finnmarkseiendommen v. Unjárgga Gilisearvi/Nesseby regional society Case no. 2017/860, civil case, appeal against judgment: During the period 17 – 25 January 2018 the Norwegian Supreme Court will hear the appeals between the abovementioned parties in plenary session with 19 justices present. Reindeer grazing district 5/6 and Meskelv and environs regional society are admitted as interveners for...