An important arena for the national institution is to advise the authorities within the framework of the governments regular consultation mechanism. The national institution keeps an overview of which investigations, white papers and proposed legislation are sent out for public hearing, and assesses which issues of human rights relevance it will comment upon. Human rights analysis of draft laws is regarded to be one of most important tasks, and the national institution will give priority to providing advice at various stages in the legislative process.

We have submitted the the advisory opinions listed below.

Advisory opinions 2017:

  • Advisory opinion on the new Child Welfare Act (30 January 2017)
  • Advisory opinion on digital border defence (20 January 2017)
  • Advisory opinion on the legislative changes to the Children Act and Criminal Procedure Act (5 January 2017)

Advisory opinions 2016:

  • Advisory opinion on enforcement in discrimination matters (30 November 2016)
  • Advisory opinion on ratification of individual complaints mechanisms under the ICESCR, CRC and CRPD (10 November 2016)
  • Advisory opinion on care centres for unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors (7 November 2016)
  • Advisory opinion on the legislative changes to the law on mental health care (1 November 2016)
  • Advisory opinion on the new Court of Justice Act (31 October 2016)
  • Advisory opinion on §37 of the Execution of Sentences Act (14 October 2016)
  • Advisory opinion on Norway’s draft 8th Periodic Report to CAT (7 October 2016)
  • Advisory opinion on NOU 2016:4 new Local Government Act (6 October 2016)
  • Advisory opinion on expulsion – exclusion from refugee status (3 October 2016)
  • Advisory opinion on changes to the Dublin, Eurodac and EASO systems (19 July 2016)
  • Advisory opinion on proposed legislative changes to the law on free legal aid (1 July 2016)
  • Advisory opinion on legislative changes to the Immigration Act (restrictions III) (30 May 2016)
  • Advisory opinion on the follow up to the White Paper on Norwegian Travellers and Romani (30 May 2016)

Advisory opinions 2015:

  • Advisory opinion on Norway’s draft 9th Periodic Report to CEDAW (16 November 2015)
  • Advisory opinion on the individual complaints procedure under the CRPD (14 September 2015)
  • Advisory opinion to the Sami Parliament on the proposed revision of Article 108 of the Constitution (10 August 2015)