Rakel Surlien

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Rakel Surlien (born 10 February 1944) is a Norwegian judge, civil servant and politician for the Centre Party

She was the Minister of Environmental Affairs 1983-1986 during Kåre Willoch's second term as prime minister. From 1987 to she was a judge at Borgarting Court of Appeal in Oslo. She was Director of the Independent Judicial Commission, reporting to the High Commissioner of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2001-2004. Thereafter she was a judge at Borgarting until 2016.During the same period she was appointede an ad hoc member of the Efta Competition Agency.


Political offices
Preceded by
Wenche Frogn Sellæg
Norwegian Minister of the Environment
Succeeded by
Sissel Marie Rønbeck
Civic offices
Preceded by
Ingelin Killengreen
Permanent under-secretary of state in the Ministry of Justice and the Police
Succeeded by
Morten Ruud