Minister of Justice and Public Security Emilie Enger Mehl (Centre Party)
The Minister of Justice and Public Security is responsible for the judicial system, the correctional services, the police and prosecuting authorities, asylum and immigration, civil protection, preparedness and the Polar areas.
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Emilie Enger Mehl (Sp) was appointed Minister of Justice and Public Security on 14 October 2021. From 2017 until 2021, she was a parliamentary representative for Hedmark County. During this time, she was a member of the Standing Committee on Justice and the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence.
Enger Mehl completed a graduate law degree at the University of Oslo in 2017, and was a trainee lawyer at the Elden Law Firm before being elected to Parliament.
She was born in Lørenskog, Akershus County, but grew up in Hedmark County, where she was active in Centre Youth. From 2015 until 2017, she was a member of Hedmark County Council.