Norway has accepted the right to file individual complaints under four of the United Nations’ core conventions and two of the Council of Europe’s conventions.

The Human Rights Committee can consider communications from individuals indicating a violation of rights set forth in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) provided the accused state is party to the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights;

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) can consider communications from individuals who report violations of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women by states that have ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women;

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) can consider complaints from individuals alleging a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by states that have carried out the necessary declaration in accordance with Article 22 of the Convention;

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) can consider petitions from those alleging a violation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by states that have carried out the necessary declaration in terms of Article 14 of the Convention;

The European Court of Human Rights can receive individual applications under Art. 35 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR);

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has jurisdiction to handle collective complaints under the European Social Charter (ESC).

Norway has so far not ratified the individual complaints procedures under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the Convention in the Rights of the Child (CRC) or the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Norway has not ratified the International Convention on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families and the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, and has thus not ratified the individual complaints procedures that have been established for these conventions.