Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Norwegian Nobel Committee

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by a committee of five, appointed by the Storting (the Norwegian parliament).

The Norwegian Nobel Committee 2015


Kaci Kullmann Five (Chairman)
Adviser Public Affairs

Berit Reiss-Andersen
Lawyer, President of the Norwegian Bar Association

Inger-Marie Ytterhorn
Senior political adviser to the Progress Party's Parliamentary Group

Thorbjørn Jagland
Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Henrik Syse
Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo

According to the rules laid down by the Storting, election to the committee is for a six-year term, and members can be re-elected. The committee's composition reflects the relative strengths of the political parties in the Storting. Although this is not a requirement, all committee members have been Norwegian nationals.

See a presentation of the Committee members

The Norwegian Nobel Committee - Prize Awarder for the Nobel Peace Prize

Process of Nomination and Selection of Peace Prize Laureates

Norwegian Nobel Institute – Lecture Series

Web site of the Norwegian Nobel Committee


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