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Could be changes to the Constitution – will protect the courts against coups


Peter Frølich (H) proposes five amendments to the Constitution relating to the courts. Photo: Javad Parsa / NTB

Of NTB | 16.05.2024 21:20:07

Policy: Chairman of the Control and Constitution Committee at the Storting, Peter Frølich (H), has proposed five amendments to the Constitution which will ensure the independence of the Norwegian courts. All the parties in the committee have supported the proposal.

– This is necessary to protect us from populists and politicians who try to overthrow the courts and use them as instruments for abuse of power, says Frølich to VG.

The changes will be voted on in the Storting on Tuesday next week, and according to VG there is a high probability that they will be adopted.

Among other things, the changes mean that the court hierarchy with three instances is enshrined in the constitution, that the Supreme Court gets a salary ceiling of 22 judges, and detailed rules for the appointment process for judges.

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