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This team contributes leading decisions from Norway

Norway's Most Recent Decision

The most recent decision from Norway is A v The State/Immigration Appeals Board, a decision rendered in Norway by the The Supreme Court on Mar 29, 2012, involving an applicant from Iraq. A brief summary of the facts of the case is: Applicant convicted of treason in absentia fears harassment and possibly death at the hands of state actors because he is homosexual.

Courts in Norway

The Supreme Court
Court of Appeal (Jury Courts)
District Court
Immigration Appeals Board

The National Coordinators for Norway are:

Øyvind Dybvik Øyen

Øyen holds a degree in law from the University of Bergen. He specialized in human rights law and refugee law at the University of Oslo. Øyen has worked in the Ministry of Justice and in the Immigration Appeals Board.


Tom Syring

Tom Syring, an ASIL (American Society of International Law) member and Co-Chair of the ASIL International Refugee Law Interest Group, currently serves at the Norwegian Immigration Appeals Board. He has previously taught at the University of Oslo and at Boston University as a Lecturer in International Law and Visiting Fulbright Scholar.


Øystein Sehl

Øystein Sehl is a Legal Adviser at the Norwegian Immigration Appeals Board (Utlendingsnemnda).