Inga Bejer Engh

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Inga Bejer Engh
Born (1970-12-31) 31 December 1970 (age 46)
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation jurist, prosecutor
Known for Prosecutor following the 2011 Norway attacks

Inga Bejer Engh (born 31 December 1970) is a Norwegian jurist and prosecutor. Together with prosecutor Svein Holden she was prosecuting terror suspect Anders Behring Breivik in the 2012 trial following the 2011 Norway attacks.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Engh is educated Candidate of Law. Following law school she worked with international law for the United Nations in New York City. Upon return to Norway her first job was at Drammen District Court later Oslo District Court and Asker and Bærum Police District. At 32 she began working as a prosecutor.[2] She has prosecuted several major criminal cases including the much publicized methanol distribution case in Østfold in the early 2000s, a case where a man received ten years prison after having thrown acid on his wife, several major drugs and sexual abuse cases. She also prosecuted Tore W. Tvedt, one of the witnesses in the Breivik case, in 2002.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Inga Bejer Engh is married and has two young boys. The youngest was born in 2009 and was very premature but has sustained no lasting medical problems. Her decision to become a lawyer was made in the gymnasium (Norwegian equivalent to high school, now called videregående).[2]


  1. ^ "De skal føre rettssaken mot Breivik". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). NTB. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Lovens sanne ansikt". Drammens Tidende (in Norwegian). 4 December 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "– Umulig å styre unna Breiviks ideologi i retten". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). 9 April 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2012.