Hanne Bjurstrøm

Hanne Bjurstrøm (born 20 September 1960) is a Norwegian lawyer and politician representing the Norwegian Labour Party, who is currently serving as Gender Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud (since 2016). She served as Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion in the Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet from 21 December 2009 to 21 September 2012.[1]

Hanne Bjurstrøm
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Ombudsman of the Gender Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud
Assumed office
18 January 2016
Preceded bySunniva Ørstavik
Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion
In office
21 December 2009 – 21 September 2012
Prime MinisterJens Stoltenberg
Preceded byDag Terje Andersen
Succeeded byAnniken Huitfeldt
Personal details
Born (1960-09-20) 20 September 1960 (age 61)
Oslo, Norway
Political partyLabour
OccupationJudge, politician, Minister and lawyer

Prior to entering the cabinet, she was a special adviser in the Ministry of Climate and Environment and served as the Norwegian chief negotiator at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2009. She has formerly also worked at the Ministry of Justice and Public Security and the Office of the Attorney General of Norway, and as a corporate lawyer.[2] After leaving the cabinet, she became a partner in the corporate law firm Arntzen de Besche.

She was appointed by the King-in-Council as Gender Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud on 23 October 2015 and took office on 18 January 2016.[3]


  1. ^ Sandvik, Siv (21 September 2012). "Dette mannskapet skal vinne valget for Jens" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 21 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  2. ^ Bjartnes, Anders (October 20, 2009). "Norway makes its chief climate negotiator a minister". Recharge News. Oslo: NHST Media Group. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  3. ^ "Nytt likestillings- og diskrimineringsombud". 23 October 2015.