The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by a committee of five, appointed by the Storting (the Norwegian parliament).
Thorbjørn Jagland (Chairman)
Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Kaci Kullmann Five (Deputy Chairman)
Adviser Public Affairs
Lawyer, President of the Norwegian Bar Association
Senior political adviser to the Progress Party's Parliamentary Group
Ågot Valle (on leave)
Geir Lundestad (Secretary)
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.