National human rights institutions are based on the Paris Principles, which were adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1993. National institutions can apply for accreditation from the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) through the alliance’s Sub-Committee on Accreditation. Accreditation status reflects the degree to which each national institution is in line with the Paris Principles. Norway’s National Institution has now submitted its application for A-status. This is the highest status a national institution can obtain, and gives privileged access to the various UN monitoring mechanisms for Norway's implementation of human rights. The application will be processed in 2017. The application process is an open process, and civil society is therefore invited to provide supplementary information to the committee which will process the application in March 2017. Input must be received by January 3, 2017. We have published the application, cover letter and list of attachments on our website. The attachments are available upon request.