The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by a committee of five, appointed by the Storting (the Norwegian parliament).
Berit Reiss-Andersen (Chair)
Henrik Syse (Dep. Chair)
Professor, Senior Researcher at the International Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Senior political adviser to the Progress Party's Parliamentary Group
Secretary General Council of Europe
Ms Tone Jørstad
Senior Adviser at the Falstad Center
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.