The objective of The Finnmark Commision is to map existing user rights and owner rights to ground the Sami population and others has obtained on the basis of long use.
The mapping will be carried out on the basis of existing rights. It has been limited to ground that The Property of Finnmark took over in connection with the Finnmark Law coming into force on 1. July 2006.
The Commissions secretariat is localised at Indre Finnmark District Court at Tana Bru.
About The Finnmark Commision
The Finnmark Commision was appointed by The King of Norway in cabinet on 14. March 2008.
The objective of The Finnmark Commision is to map existing user rights and owner rights the Sami population and others have obtained on the basis of long use.
The Central Courts Administration has the general administrative responsibility for The Finnmark Commission.
The Finnmark Commission has five members of which at least two of the members are to be resident in Finnmark county or in other ways have strong connections to the county.
The members of the commision:
• Jon Gauslaa (head of commission)
• Hilde Agathe Heggelund
• Ole Henrik Magga
• John Bernhard Henriksen
• Veronica Andersen
The mandate of the Finnmark Commission is to map the substance and extension of individual persons and groups rights to ground and natural resources in Finnmark county on the basis of prevailing law.