Norwegian Prosecuting Authority

Norwegian Prosecuting Authority (Norwegian: Påtalemyndigheten) is a body subordinate to the Norwegian Council of State.

This body is responsible for legal prosecutions in Norway.[1] It is divided into three levels. The third level of the Prosecuting Authority is the Police. The first two, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Public Prosecutors, are called "the Higher Prosecuting Authority" (Norwegian: Den høyere påtalemyndighet).[2] Public Prosecutors work on a regional basis,[3] whereas the Director of Public Prosecutions (Norwegian: Riksadvokat) has the coordinative leadership. When Tor-Aksel Busch resigned on 31 October 2019 he was the longest serving Riksadvokat in Norway's history.[4][5][6]

Directors of Public ProsecutionsEdit

This is a list of the Directors of Public Prosecutions:[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "påtalemyndighet". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  2. ^ "The Higher Prosecuting Authority". The Higher Prosecuting Authority. Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  3. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "statsadvokat". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  4. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "riksadvokat". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  5. ^ a b Rønneberg, Olav (2019-10-11). "NRK erfarer: Jørn Maurud blir ny riksadvokat". NRK (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  6. ^ Døvik, Olav (2019-10-20). "Tor-Aksel Busch tar et oppgjør med «true crime»: – Vi har gått i amerikansk retning". NRK (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2019-11-01.

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