The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by a committee of five, appointed by the Storting (the Norwegian parliament).
The Norwegian Nobel Committee 2021
Berit Reiss-Andersen (Chair)
Asle Toje (Vice Chair)
Olav Njølstad (Secretary)
Jørgen Watne Frydnes
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.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee – prize awarder for the Nobel Peace Prize
More information on the Norwegian Nobel Committee
Process of nomination and selection of peace prize laureates