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  1. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 104 of 2015) amending the Working Environment Act (No. 62 of 2005) and the Agreements Act (No. 4 of 1918). (Lov (Nr 104 af 2015) om endringer i arbeidsmiljøloven (Nr 62 af 2005) og avtaleloven (Nr 4 af 1918).) - Act online in Norwegian

    Adoption: 2015-12-18 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | NOR-2015-L-102633

    Amends various articles in the following acts (restrictive agreements in employment):

    - Working Environment Act (No. 62 of 2005).
    - Agreements Act (No. 4 of 1918).

  2. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 20 of 2015) amending the Working Environment Act (No. 62 of 2005) and the Act (No. 131 of 2009) on Social Services in the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration. (Lov (Nr 20 av 2015) om endringer i arbeidsmiljøloven (Nr 62 av 2005) og sosialtjenesteloven (Nr 131 av 2009) (adgang til midlertidig ansettelse mv. og vilkår om aktivitet for stønad til livsopphold).) - Act online in Norwegian

    Adoption: 2015-04-24 | Date of entry into force: 2015-07-01 | NOR-2015-L-102245

    Amends various articles and regulations in the following Acts (access to temporary employment and conditions of activity for subsistence support):

    - Working Environment Act (No. 62 of 2005).
    - Act (No. 131 of 2009) on Social Services in the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration.

  3. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 21 of 2015) amending the Working Environment Act (No. 62 of 2005) and the Act (No. 58 of 1993) relating to General Application of Collective Agreements. (Lov (Nr 21 av 2015) om endringer i arbeidsmiljøloven (Nr 62 av 2005) og allmenngjøringsloven (No.58 of 1993).) - Act online in Norwegian

    Adoption: 2015-04-24 | Date of entry into force: 2015-07-01 | NOR-2015-L-102277

    Amends various articles in the following Acts (working hours, age limits, enforcement etc):

    - Working Environment Act (No. 62 of 2005).
    - Act (No. 58 of 1993) relating to General Application of Collective Agreements.

  4. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 86 of 2013) amending the Criminal Procedure Act (No. 25 of 1981). (Lov (Nr 86 av 2013) om endringer i straffeprosessloven mv. (behandling og beskyttelse av informasjon).) - Act online in Norwegian

    Adoption: 2013-06-21 | Date of entry into force: 2013-09-13 | NOR-2013-L-97449

    Introduces a new article 202a ss.4 and article 202c ss.7 concerning regulations regarding deletion and blocking of data.

    Amends article 2016g concerning data covered by communication control.

  5. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 32 of 2013) amending the Working Environment Act (No. 62 of 2005) and certain other acts. (Lov (Nr 32 av 2013) om endringer i arbeidsmiljøloven mv. (søksmålsrett for fagforeninger mv., overtredelsesgebyr og ufrivillig deltid).) - Act online in Norwegian

    Adoption: 2013-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2013-07-01 | NOR-2013-L-97464

    Amends various articles and regulations in the following acts:

    - Act (No. 17 of 2013) on protection against tobacco (Tobacco Control Act).
    - Act (No. 58 of 1993) relating to general application of collective agreements.
    - Act (No. 69 of 1999) on Public Procurement.
    - Act (No. 62 of 2005) respecting working environment, working hours and employment protection, etc. (Working Environment Act).
    - Immigration Act (No. 35 of 2008).

  6. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 27 of 2013) amending the Act (No. 62 of 2005) respecting working environment, working hours and employment protection, etc. (Working Environment Act). (Lov (Nr 27 av 2013) om endringer i arbeidsmiljøloven.) - Act online in Norwegian

    Adoption: 2013-06-07 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-01 | NOR-2013-L-97490

    Amends article 12-8 concerning the right to salary during breastfeeding breaks.

  7. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 43 of 2012) on employer reporting of employment and income conditions. (Lov (Nr 43 av 2012) om arbeidsgivers innrapportering av ansettelses- og inntektsforhold (a-opplysningsloven).) - Act online in Norwegian

    Adoption: 2012-06-22 | NOR-2012-L-94285

    Provides for regulations concerning employers obligation to provide information related to income recipients income, employment and tax data, and to provide government agencies access to the information reported by the employer.

    Contains 13 articles concerning, inter alia:

    Article 1: Purpose and objectives.
    Article 2: The obligation to provide information.
    Article 3: Scope of the obligations to provide information.
    Article 4: Deadline for reporting of information.
    Article 5: Location of reporting and method of reporting.
    Article 6: Responsibilities for public services and care arrangements.
    Article 7: Confidentiality in operation and management.
    Article 8: Access to information.
    Article 9: Right to access information for income recipients.
    Article 10: Enforcement fines in cases of non reporting.
    Article 11: Penalty fines for late reporting.
    Article 12: Entry into force.
    Article 13: Amendments to other acts

    Amends various regulations in the following acts:

    - Act (No. 24 of 1980 No. 24) on Tax Administration
    - Annual Leave Act (No. 21 of 1988).
    - National Insurance Act (No. 19 of 1997).
    - Act (No. 67 of 2005) on payment and collection of taxes and required fees.

  8. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 12 of 2012) on Wage Arbitration in Labor Disputes. (Lov (Nr 12 av 2012) om lønnsnemnd i arbeidstvister (lønnsnemndloven). ) - Act online in Norwegian

    Adoption: 2012-01-27 | Date of entry into force: 2012-03-01 | NOR-2012-L-94281

    The National wage arbitration tribunal deals with interest disputes voluntarily raised by the labour market parties. Approved disputes must be settled by compulsory arbitration.

    Contains 6 articles concerning, inter alia:

    Article 1: National wage arbitration tribunal.
    Article 2: Matters dealt with by the National wage arbitration tribunal.
    Article 3: National wage arbitration tribunal composition.
    Article 4: Voting.
    Article 5: Procedure.
    Article 6: Entry into force.

    Repeals Act (No. 7 of 1952) on Wage Arbitration in Labor Disputes.

  9. Norway - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 1488 of 2011) amending the Ordinance (No. 152 of 2010) on benefits during rehabilitation to return to work. (Forskrift (Nr 1488 av 2011) om endring i forskrift (Nr 152 av 2010) om arbeidsavklaringspenger.) - Ordinance online in Norwegian

    Adoption: 2011-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2011-12-22 | NOR-2011-R-94347

    Repeals article 11a.

  10. Norway - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification (No. 823 of 2010) of Constitutional decisions to amend article 30 of the Constitution. (Kunngjøring (Nr 823 av 2010) av Grunnlovsbestemmelse om endring av Grunnloven § 30.) - Notification in Norwegian

    Adoption: 2010-06-18 | Date of entry into force: 2010-05-27 | NOR-2010-M-89135

    Amends article 30 ss. 3 p.1 concerning actions to be taken when the King's decision is violating against the Form of Government or the Acts of the Nation.

  11. Norway - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 84 of 2009) to amend the Personal Data Ordinance (No. 1265 of 2000). (Forskrift (Nr 84 av 2009) om endring i forskrift (Nr 1265 av 2000) om behandling av personopplysninger.) - Ordinance online in Norwegian

    Adoption: 2009-01-29 | Date of entry into force: 2009-03-01 | NOR-2009-R-88387

    Amends chapter 9 concerning the right of employers to access the electronic mail of their employees.

  12. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 106 of 2008) to amend the National Insurance Act (No. 19 of 1997) and other acts. (Lov (Nr 106 av 2008) om endringer i folketrygdloven (Nr 19 av 1997) og i enkelte andre lover.) - Act online in Norwegian

    Adoption: 2008-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2010-03-01 | NOR-2008-L-88368

    Amends and repeals, inter alia, the following Acts concerning primarily employment promotion and rights of the disabled to benefits and labour market activation:

    Amends articles 2-4, 8, 10-18, 21-23 and 25 in the National Insurance Act concerning, inter alia, benefits after sustaining an occupational injury; duty to disclose information; pension for disabled workers including child support; overlapping of benefits; employment promoting activities; conditions for qualifying for sickness benefits; early retirement pension; conditions and duration of benefits during return to the labour market efforts.

    Amends article 14a in the the Labour and Welfare Administration Act concerning an unemployed persons right to assistance from the relevant government agency in the elaboration of an activity plan to promote a return to the labour market.

    Amends article 12 in the Introduction Act concerning overlapping of benefits.

    Repeals article 11 in the Labour Market Act.

    Amends article 1 in the Working Environment Act concerning apprenticeships and article 4 concerning retention and rights of workers who suffer occupational injury.

    Also amends the following Acts:
    - Act 13 December 1946 No. 21 relating to war pensions for military personnel.
    - Act 13 December 1946 No. 22 relating to retirement benefits for military personnel at home and civilians.
    - Act 26 June 1953 No. 11 relating to pension schemes for pharmacy operations, etc.
    - Act 26 March 1999 No. 14 relating to Capital and Income Tax.

  13. Norway - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 1092 of 2007) amending the Ordinance No. 1265 of 2000 respecting processing of personal data.

    Adoption: 2007-06-05 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-01 | NOR-2007-R-80005

    Amends section 1, ss. 1-3 (replacing the term 'tvistemalsloven' with the term 'tvisteloven').

  14. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 14 of 2007) amending the Penal Code (No. 10 of 1902).

    Adoption: 2007-04-13 | Date of entry into force: 2007-04-13 | NOR-2007-L-79973

    Amends section 201 and adds a new section 201 a (concerning the offence to meet a child with the intent of sexually abusing him/her).

  15. Norway - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification (No. 364 of 2007) of Constitutional decisions to amend ss. 20, 30, 86 and 87 and add new ss. 15 and 82 to the Constitution.

    Adoption: 2007-03-30 | Date of entry into force: 2007-02-20 | NOR-2007-M-79966

    Amendments concern, inter alia, the government and parliament.

  16. Norway - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification (No. 365 of 2007) of Constitutional decisions to amend ss. 17, 49, 73, 74, and 76-78.

    Adoption: 2007-03-30 | Date of entry into force: 2009-10-01 | NOR-2007-M-79969

    Amendments concern, inter alia, the Norwegian parliament (Stortinget).

  17. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 69 of 2006 to amend the Working Environment Act (No. 62 of 2005) and the Discrimination Act (No. 33 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2006-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 2006 | NOR-2006-L-75167

    Amends numerous sections in the Working Environment Act (working time) and inserts new paragraph 3 to section 3 of the Discrimination Act (posted workers).

  18. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 16 of 2006) relating to the right of access to documents held by public authorities and public undertakings [Freedom of Information Act]. (Lov om rett til innsyn i dokument i offentleg verksemd [Offentleglova]) - Act on-line in Norwegian Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2006-05-19 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | NOR-2006-L-88381

    "The purpose of this Act is to facilitate an open and transparent public administration, and thereby strengthen freedom of information and expression, democratic participation, legal safeguards for the individual, confidence in the public authorities and control by the public. The Act shall also facilitate the re-use of public information." (Section 1).

  19. Norway - General provisions - Constitution

    Notification (No. 270 of 2006) of Constitutional decisions to amend ss. 3, 6, 12, 14, 26, 41, 50, 60, 63, 68, 75, 87, 93, 110 and 110a of the Constitution.

    Adoption: 2006-03-03 | NOR-2006-C-73745

    Amendments concern, i.a., employees' right of codetermination in the workplace, which is to be regulated in a law (s. 110(2)).

  20. Norway - General provisions - Constitution

    Notification (No. 271 of 2006) of Constitutional decisions to amend s. 100 of the Constitution

    Adoption: 2006-03-03 | NOR-2006-C-73746

    Amends s. 100(2)(1) and (3)(2) respecting freedom of expression.

  21. Norway - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 200 of 2006) to amend Ordinance (No. 1265 of 2000) respecting processing of personal data (the Personal Data Ordinance).

    Adoption: 2006-02-16 | NOR-2006-R-73250

    Amends s. 7(16) respecting personnel register etc. Amendment enters into force with immediate effect.

  22. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 121 of 2005) to amend Act (No. 62 of 2005) respecting working environment, working hours and employment protection, etc. (Working Environment Act).

    Adoption: 2005-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2006-01-01 | NOR-2005-L-73085

    Amends, i.a., ss. 10(5) (average calculation of general working time), 10(6) (overtime), 10(13) (conflict resolution) and 14(9) (temporary employment), etc.; repeals, i.a., ss. 14(2)(9), 14(10)(3) and 15(11)(4); inserts new ss. 10(4) (2) to (4).

  23. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 62 of 2005) respecting working environment, working hours and employment protection, etc. (Working Environment Act) (Lov om arbeidsmiljø, arbeidstid og stillingsvern mv. (arbeidsmiljøloven).) - Unofficial English translation Legislation on-line in Norwegian

    Adoption: 2005-06-17 | Date of entry into force: 2006-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2005-07-01 | NOR-2005-L-70972

    Ch. 1: Introductory provisions - ss. 1(1) to 1(9)
    Ch. 2: Duties of employers and employees - ss. 2(1) to 2(4)
    Ch. 3: Measures in the work on working environment - ss. 3(1) to 3(5)
    Ch. 4: Requirements in the field of working environment - ss. 4(1) to 4(6)
    Ch. 5: Duty to register and report, producer requirements, etc. - ss. 5(1) to 5(5)
    Ch. 6: Personnel safety representative - ss. 6(1) to 6(5)
    Ch. 7: Working environment cooperation - ss. 7(1) to 7(4)
    Ch. 8: Information and discussion - ss. 8(1) to 8(3)
    Ch. 9: Control measures at work - ss. 9(1) to 9(4)
    Ch. 10: Working hours - ss. 10(1) to 10(13)
    Ch. 11: Work by children and youth - ss. 11(1) to 11(5)
    Ch. 12: Right to leave of absence - ss. 12(1) to 12(14)
    Ch. 13: Prohibition of discrimination - ss. 13(1) to 13(10)
    Ch. 14: Employment etc. - ss. 14(1) to 14(20)
    Ch. 15: Termination of employment relationship - ss. 15(1) to 15(17)
    Ch. 16: Rights of employees in connection with transfer of work (to another employer) - ss. 16(1) to 16(7)
    Ch. 17: Disputes respecting labour relations - ss. 17(1) to 17(7)
    Ch. 18: Supervision of the Act - ss. 18(1) to 18(9)
    Ch. 19: Penal sanctions - ss. 19(1) to 19(7)
    Ch. 20: Final provisions - ss. 20(1) to 20(3).

    Act No. 62 of 2005 repeals Act No. 4 of 1977 and amends numerous acts, including:
    Act No. 43 of 1972: adds new s. 11(2)
    Act No. 61 of 1973: amends s. 6
    Act No. 45 of 1978: adds new s. 2(4)
    Act No. 21 of 1988: amends ss. 2(6), 9(2) and 11(6)
    Act No. 19 of 1997: amends ss. 8(7), 8(24), 8(47), 14(23), 14(26) and 25(2)
    Act No. 76 of 2004: adds new s. 2(4)
    Act No. 40 of 2005: amends s. 1(2)(3).

  24. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 87 of 2005) to amend the Criminal Procedure Act (No. 25 of 1981) and the Police Act (No. 53 of 1995).

    Adoption: 2005-06-17 | NOR-2005-L-70979

    Act No. 25 of 1981: Amends several sections and adds, i.a, a new chapter 17b on the use of coercive measures to prevent serious crime.
    Act No. 53 of 1995: Adds a new chapter III A respecting permission for the police security service to use coercive measures for preventive purposes.
    Entry into force date to be determined by the King.

  25. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 102 of 2005) on certain aspects relating to the political parties [Political Parties Act]. (Lov om visse forhold vedrørende de politiske partiene [Partiloven]) - Act on-line in Norwegian Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2005-06-17 | Date of entry into force: 2005-07-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2006-01-01 | NOR-2005-L-88383

    Chapter 1. General provisions
    Chapter 2. Registration of political parties
    Chapter 3. Financing of political parties' organisations and elected groups
    Chapter 4. Support from others. Reporting of political parties' income and sources of income. Publication
    Chapter 5. Committee for considering appeals, etc.
    Chapter 6. Entry into force and transitional rules

    Chapter 5 of Act No. 57 of 28 June 2002 relating to general, county council and municipal elections (the Election Act) is repealed.

  26. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 49 of 2005) to amend the Human Rights Act (incorporation of Protocols Nos. 13 and 14 to the European Convention on Human Rights).

    Adoption: 2005-06-10 | Date of partial entry into force: 2005-12-01 | NOR-2005-L-70904

    Amends s. 2(1).

  27. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code (No. 28 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2005-05-20 | NOR-2005-L-70847

    Contains 102 sections respecting, i.a., field of application of penal legislation, legal definitions, basic conditions for criminal responsibility, imprisonment and other kinds of penal santions; entry into force date to be decided by the King.

    With regard to the Penal Code (No. 10 of 1902): amends various sections; repeals ss. 16 and 30 to 32; adds a new s. 33a.

  28. Norway - General provisions - Constitution

    Notification (No. 1402 of 2004) of Constitutional Decision to amend s. 100 of the Constitution.

    Adoption: 2004-10-29 | NOR-2004-C-69044

    Amends s. 100 of the Constitution respecting freedom of expression.

  29. Norway - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Election to Laplanders' Parliament Ordinance (No. 165 of 2001). - http://www.lovdata.no

    Adoption: 2001-02-19 | Date of entry into force: 2001-02-16 | NOR-2001-R-61368

    Contains 85 sections governing election to Parliament of Laplanders, covering, inter alia, eligibility, division into parliamentary constituencies, administrative rules, appeal and miscellaneous provisions.

  30. Norway - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance No. 1265 of 2000 respecting processing of personal data. - English translation

    Adoption: 2000-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 2001-01-01 | NOR-2000-R-68366

    Comprehensive regulations on processing of personal data. Made under Act No. 31 of 14 April 2000.

    Divided into 10 chapters. Chapter 1 (s. 1.1-1.5) regulates scope of personal data act. Chapter 2 (s. 2.1-2.16) provides for data security. Chapter 3 (s. 3.1-3.2) regulates internal controls. Chapter 4 (s. 4.1-4.7) deals with credit information services. Chapter 5 (s. 5.1-5.4) makes provision for central marketing exclusion register. Chapter 6 (s. 6.1-6.3) regulates tansfer of personal data to other countries. Chapter 7 (s. 7.1-7.27) provides for obligation to give notification and obtain licence. Chapter 8 (s. 8.1-8.5) regulates video surveillance. Chapter 9 (s. 9.1-9.3) contains miscellaneous and Chapter 10 (s. 10.1-10.5) concluding provisions.

  31. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 30 of 1999) to strengthen the position of human rights in Norwegian law (Human Rights Act). (Lov om styrking av menneskerettighetenes stilling i norsk rett (Menneskerettsloven)) - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1999-05-21 | Date of entry into force: 1999-05-21 | NOR-1999-L-53741

    Contains six sections whereby the following international human rights instruments are given force of national law to the extent that they are considered as binding on Norway: the European Council's Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, its Protocol of November 1950, its Protocols Nos. 4 (securing certain other rights and freedoms), 6 (abolition of death penalty), and 7 (furthering certain human rights and freedoms); the United Nations' International Covenants on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and on Civil and Political Rights, and the two optional Protocols to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Contains the English and Norwegian versions of these instruments as annexes. Unofficial translation available in English.

  32. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 59 of 1997) to amend the Act respecting appeal to the insurance court of appeal (No. 9 of 1966) and the National Insurance Act (No. 19 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-06-13 | Date of entry into force: 1997-06-13 | NOR-1997-L-48680

    Amends Act No. 9 of 1966: ss. 3 (3 and 4), 4 (1), 6 (1) and 7 (composition of court), 17 (7) (competence of president), 21 (2) (reasons for decision). Repeals ss. 6 a, 13 (7) and 14 a. Amends Act No. 19 of 1997: s. 21 (12) (claims and appeals procedure).

  33. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Provisions under the Provisional Act respecting Regulations governing income and benefits (No. 16 of 1988). No. 310.

    Adoption: 1988-04-25 | NOR-1988-L-6526

    Contains definitions, indicates supervisory organs, etc.

  34. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Provisional Act respecting Regulations governing income and benefits. No. 16.

    Adoption: 1988-04-22 | NOR-1988-L-6525

    Applies to employed persons (including foreign employers' and employees' when the enterprise has an office in Norway and the work is carried out there). Forbids giving or receiving an increase in remuneration (salary and other benefits) unless permitted by an exception in the Act itself (such as under agreements between employers' and employees' organisations).

  35. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 9 of 16 December 1966 on appeal to the insurance court of appeal, as amended through 5 June 1987.

    Adoption: 1987-06-05 | Date of entry into force: 1967-01-01 | NOR-1987-L-31563

  36. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Act (No. 25 of 1981) (as amended up to 1998). - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1981-05-22 | NOR-1981-L-68580

    Regulates criminal procedure. Comprises the following parts: Part 1: Courts and their decisions, Part 2: Parties to the procedure, Part 3: Evidence, Part 4: Coercive measures, Part 5: Individual steps in criminal proceedings, Part 6: Judicial remedies, Part 7: Private prosecution and civil legal claims, Part 8: Costs and compensation in connection with prosecution, Part 9: Execution, Part 10: Legal procedure in military criminal cases, Part 11: Commencement of act.

  37. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Act (No. 21 of 17 Apr. 1970 [LS 1970-Nor.3] respecting the right to employees' inventions.

    Adoption: 1978-03-31 | NOR-1978-L-12786

    Amends s. 9. No. 7.

  38. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act respecting the right to employees' inventions, No. 21. - Unofficial English translation (ILO)

    Adoption: 1970-04-17 | NOR-1970-L-18524

  39. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act concerning Storting's Ombudsman for Public Administration (Act No. 8 of 1962) (as amended up to 1980). - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1962-06-22 | NOR-1962-L-68583

    Provides for establishment, functions and powers of Storting's Ombudsman for public administration. Main task of Ombudsman is to ensure that no injustice is committed against individual citizen by public administration. Ombudman's sphere of competence comprises, with few exceptions, entire public administration, at national, county and municipal levels. Complaints may be lodged against any administrative body or by official within public service. Private disputes are outside Ombudsman's competence.

  40. Norway - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code. (Straffeloven) - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1902-05-02 | NOR-1902-L-53918

  41. Norway - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Kingdom of Norway of 1814. (Kongeriket Norges Grunnlov) - Information on the Constitution Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1814-05-17 | NOR-1814-C-35061

    Comprised of 112 Articles concerning matters including the form of government and religion, executive power of the King or Queen and matters relating to the Royal family, and voting rights and the legislative and judicial powers. Provides for freedom of expression and of the press, and requires that the State be responsible for creating conditions enabling every person capable of work to earn a living by his work. States that specific provisions concerning the right of employees to co-determination at their work place shall be laid down by law. Grants the right to an environment that is conducive to health and to natural surroundings whose productivity and diversity are perserved. Gives the State an obligation to respect and ensure human rights.


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