Ministry of Justice and Public Security

The Ministry of Justice and Public Security is responsible for the preservation and development of basic guarantees of the rule of law.


Police presence in areas close to internal borders

There has been a significant increase in the number of refugees applying for political asylum in Norway over the past days. Norwegian authorities therefore finds it necessary to get information concerning the identity and background of the applicants as early as possible after crossing the borders to Norway, and to be able to identify if there are individuals in these groups who should be given special attention by the police.

Norway opens prison in the Netherlands

The Minister of Justice and Public Security Anders Anundsen today opened the Norgerhaven prison in the Netherlands. The first inmates are already in place. 2014, the Ministry hosted the Conference against Radicalization and Violent Extremism. The Minister of Justice and Public Security, Mr. Anders Anundsen, opened the Conference.

Talks on leasing prison capacity in the Netherlands

"We inherited a challenging situation with inadequate prison capacity from the previous government. In order to substantially increase our prison capacity in the short term, we are now in talks with Dutch authorities concerning the leasing of detention space in the Netherlands," says Anders Anundsen, Minister of Justice and Public Security.

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Action plan against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism

The Norwegian Government's action plan to combat radicalisation and violent extremism.

Immigration Act

The Act provides the basis for regulating and controlling the entry and exit of foreign nationals and their stay in the realm, in accordance with Norwegian immigration policy and international obligations.


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