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Berit Reiss-Andersen

Berit Reiss-Andersen
State Secretary for the Minister of Justice and Police
In office
Preceded by Ingeborg Moen Borgerud
Succeeded by Ingunn Yssen
President of the Norwegian Bar Association
Assumed office
Preceded by Anders Ryssdal
Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee
In office
Personal details
Born 11 July 1954
Nationality Norway
Political party Norwegian Labour Party
Profession Lawyer

Berit Reiss-Andersen (born 11 July 1954 in Drøbak) is a Norwegian lawyer, author and former politician for the Norwegian Labour Party. She is currently the President of the Norwegian Bar Association and a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, the 5-member committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize.

Reiss-Andersen served as state secretary for the Minister of Justice and Police from 1996 to 1997, and co-authored two crime novels with former Minister of Justice Anne Holt.

She was elected as a Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee by the Storting (Parliament) on 22 November 2011, and was nominated by the Norwegian Labour Party. Her term starts 1 January 2012 and ends 31 December 2017.

Her paternal grandfather was Gunnar Reiss-Andersen, who wrote lyric poetry.


  • 1997 Løvens gap (co-authored with Anne Holt)
  • 2000 Uten ekko (co-authored with Anne Holt)

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