The national institution is required by law to present a report to parliament on the development of the human rights situation in Norway every year. The first annual report from the National Human Rights Institution was submitted to the Parliament on April 1, 2016.
This year's report is short since the institution is in the startup phase. The report discusses what role the national institution and should have and how it should prioritize its activities. Furthermore, it includes a chapter on the use of solitary confinement in the context of police arrest and detention.
NIM also publishes Yearbook on Human Rights in Norway 2015 as a supplement to our first report to Parliament. The yearbook accounts for human rights in Norway over the last year on the basis of judgments, documents and publications that are relevant in a human rights perspective. The yearbook is a product of the institution's ongoing monitoring, and contains a factual summary of written sources addressing Norway's human rights obligations in 2015.