Karin Maria Bruzelius
|Karin Maria Bruzelius|
Karin Bruzelius lecturing on human rights in 2009
|21st President of the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights|
|Preceded by||Kari Skjønsberg|
|Succeeded by||Sigrun Hoel|
|Chairman of the Petroleum Price Board|
|Secretary-General of the Ministry of Transport and Communications|
|Succeeded by||Per Sanderud|
|Supreme Court Justice|
|Born||19 February 1941|
Karin Maria Bruzelius (born 19 February 1941) is a Swedish-born Norwegian supreme court justice and civil servant. She served as a justice on the Supreme Court of Norway from 1997 to 2011. Before her appointment as supreme court justice, she was Secretary-General (Permanent Secretary) of the Ministry of Transport and Communications from 1989 to 1997, as the first woman to serve as Permanent Secretary in Norway. She has previously also been a Director-General in the Ministry of Justice and a corporate lawyer. She was a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague from 2004 to 2010. Bruzelius was President of the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights from 1978 to 1984. She chaired the Petroleum Price Board from 1987 to 2004.
She became a principal officer in the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and the Police in 1965, was later promoted to deputy director and became director-general in 1979. From 1983 to 1987 she worked as a lawyer, before becoming director-general in the Ministry of Transport and Communications. She was promoted to secretary-general (permanent under-secretary of State), the chief civil servant of the ministry, in 1989, as the first woman to hold such a position in Norway. She was a Supreme Court Justice from 1997 to 2011.
She has chaired the Petroleum Price Board (1987–2004) and been President of the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights (1978–1984). She was also Vice President of the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights 1974–1978 and 2014–2016. She is currently a member of the Norwegian Women's Lobby's expert committee.
On 5 February 2008, the Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs of the Norwegian Parliament recommended that a commission be named to investigate and, if warranted, prosecute for impeachment three of the Norwegian Supreme Court Justices who presided over the cases of Fritz Moen, a victim of miscarriage of justice. The three were Bruzelius, Magnus Matningsdal and Eilert Stang Lund. However, when the case was treated by the Standing Committee on Justice three months later, it was closed.
- "Karin Maria Bruzelius". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 17 February 2011.
- Åmås, Knut Olav, ed. (2008). "Bruzelius, Karin". Hvem er hvem? (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 81. ISBN 978-82-03-23561-0.
- [http://www.kvinnelobby.no/people/karin-bruzelius Karin Bruzelius
- Gjerde, Robert (5 February 2008). "Stortinget må vurdere riksrett". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 8 February 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2008.
- Ommundsen, Else Gro (8 May 2008). "Høyesterettsdommere stilles ikke for riksrett". Dagsavisen (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 22 August 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2008.
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