The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by a committee of five, appointed by the Storting (the Norwegian parliament).
Berit Reiss-Andersen (Dep. Chair)
Lawyer, President of the Norwegian Bar Association
Senior political adviser to the Progress Party's Parliamentary Group
Secretary General Council of Europe
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.