The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by a committee of five, appointed by the Storting (the Norwegian parliament).
Berit Reiss-Andersen (Chair)
Henrik Syse (Vice Chair)
Professor, Senior Researcher at the International Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Independent adviser, former County Governor and member of Parliament/government
Research Director at the Norwegian Nobel Institute
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.