The advisory committee

The Parliamentary Ombud Act stipulate the appointment of an advisory committee, which is to contribute expertise and advice to the NPM’s preventive work.

The committee was established in spring 2014. It is comprised of 18 members representing organisations with expertise in areas that are important to the preventive work, such as human rights, children, equality and anti-discrimination, user experience from different sectors and conditions for various groups of people who are deprived of their liberty.

The National Preventive Mechanism and the advisory committee meet three times a year, and maintain a continuous dialogue as needed.


  • Norwegian Bar Association
  • Amnesty International Norway
  • Ombudsperson for Children
  • Jussbuss (free legal aid clinic run by law students)
  • We Shall Overcome National Association
  • Human Rights Committee of the Norwegian Medical Association
  • Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud
  • Youth Mental Health Norway
  • Norwegian National Human Rights Institution (NIM)
  • Norwegian Association for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (NFU)
  • Human Rights Committee of the Norwegian Psychological Association
  • Norwegian Alliance for Informal Carers
  • Red Cross
  • WayBack
  • The Organisation for Families and Friends of Prisoners (FFP)
  • Nora Sveaas, Professor Emerita, University of Oslo, former member of the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) 2005–2013 and former member of the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture (SPT) 2014–2018.
  • Georg Høyer, Professor Emeritus, University of Tromsø, member of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) 2012–2022.
  • Asbjørn Rachlew, Police Superintendent and researcher, Norwegian Police University College and the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, member of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) since 2022