Tagged: Knut Storberget

Changes among the state secretaries

The Office of the Prime Minister has as Jan. 13 appointed Ms. Lotte Grepp Knutsen, state secretary, as acting state secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister for the duration of Ms. Rita...

Mobilizing men to end violence against women

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today launched the Network of Men Leaders to End Violence Against Women. Sharing the stage with him at the United Nations in New York was Norway’s Minister of Justice and...

Network of Men Leaders to combat violence against women

This Tuesday, Nov. 24, Norway’s Minister of Justice, Knut Storberget, will join UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in launching a Network of Men Leaders to Combat Violence against Women. The launch will take place at...

4000 illegal immigrants to be expelled from Norway

Norway Post repsorts that Justice Minister Knut Storberget says the Norwegian Government will this year expel more than 4000 persons who are staying in Norway illegally. This is 1000 higher than the number sent out of...

In Norway, prisoners take part in TV debates

A pre-election TV debate in Norway was held in a jail, in front of an audience of prisoners and guards. Gwladys Fouché asks if this could ever happen in the UK “It was a...

Children’s houses established in Norway

A year and a half after the first children’s house was established in Norway, almost 700 children who have been exposed or subjected to abuse have received assistance, care and treatment at children’s houses...

Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Justice

The Norwegian Minister of Justice and the Police Knut Storberget will host the 29th Conference of Council of Europe Ministers of Justice in Tromsø 18-19 June 2009. 210 participants from 47 countries will be...

Hijab debate lifts veil on limits of Norway’s tolerance

A Muslim woman’s request to wear a hijab with her police uniform has sparked national controversy. OSLO – Norway’s biggest headache right now is not the financial crisis. Rather, the predominantly Christian nation is...

Norway drops hijab for police officers

Oslo – Norway will not go ahead with plans to allow women police officers to wear the hijab – the Muslim headscarf – as part of their uniform, the justice minister said Friday. Knut...

Hijab allowed with police uniform in Norway

The Norwegian government announced on Feb.4 that it will allow Muslim women police officers to wear the Islamic head scarf. The question of wearing a hijab in the police came up last October, when...