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Ordinary judges as constitutional judges: Norway

  • The World's second oldest system of judicial review of national legislation emerged through court practice from the very first years after the adoption of the Constitution of Norway in 1814. The review is exercised by the ordinary courts at all levels with the single Supreme Court as the last instance. No specialized constitutional court has been established. The independence of the judiciary is generally recognized as high. But what degree of legitimacy should judges appointed in order to ensure ordinary judicial business enjoy when exercising a basically political function like reviewing and possibly setting aside acts of Parliament?

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  • Der Beitrag beruht auf dem an der Universität Trier am 21. Januar 2019 im Rahmen eines Rechtspolitischen Kolloquiums frei gehaltenen Vortrag. Das Kolloquium war Teil der vierteiligen Ringvorlesung „Rechtsstaatsprinzip vs. Demokratie“.

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Author:Eivind Smith
Series (Volume no.):Rechtspolitisches Forum (80)
Place of publication:Trier
Editor:Prof. Dr. Thomas Raab, Prof. Dr. Antje von Ungern-Sternberg
Contributor(s):Camilla Haake, Thomas Kemper
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of completion:2019/04/16
Date of publication:2019/04/16
Publishing institution:Universität Trier
Release Date:2020/10/12
Tag:Rechtsvergleichung; Verfassungsrecht
GND Keyword:Norwegen; Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit
Number of pages:23
Institutes:Fachbereich 5
Licence (German):License LogoCC BY-NC-ND: Creative-Commons-Lizenz 4.0 International

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