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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wenche Frogn Sellæg
Norwegian Minister of the Environment
1983–1986
Succeeded by
Sissel Marie Rønbeck
Civic offices
Preceded by
Ingelin Killengreen
Permanent under-secretary of state in the Ministry of Justice and the Police
1995–1997
Succeeded by
Morten Ruud