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Human Resources

The APT was informed that the NPM department consists of four permanent staff: one head of the NPM department; one lawyer; one medical doctor; and one social scientist with background in correctional services.


Financial Resources

The APT was informed that in 2013 the Parliamentary Ombudsman was provided with additional resources to carry out the NPM functions.

Opcat status
OPCAT Ratification June 27, 2013
UNCAT Ratification July 9, 1986
NPM Designated

Parliamentary Ombudsman

NPM Type

National Human Rights Institution - NPM Unit

NPM Legal Framework

Parliamentary Ombudsman's Act amended on 21 June 2013 (English unofficial translation)

Instructions for the Parliamentary Ombudsman amended on 17 June 2013 (English unofficial translation)

Population 4 610 820
Area (sq km) 324 220
Number of prisons 47
Prison population 3 446
Quick links

Communication to the SPT: Official Correspondence from Norway (5 February 2014).

CAT: Concluding Observations (February 2008)

UPR: Report of the Working Group (November 2009)

CPT: Visit Report (May 2010) and Government's Response

Commissioner for Human Rights (Council of Europe): Report (2001) and Follow Up (2001-2005)