Bjørn Haug

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Bjørn Haug
2nd President of the European Free Trade Association Court
In office
1995–1999
Preceded by Leif Sevón
Succeeded by Thór Vilhjálmsson
Personal details
Born(1928-12-16)December 16, 1928
Oslo, Norway
DiedApril 8, 2020(2020-04-08) (aged 91)
NationalityNorwegian

Bjørn Haug (16 December 1928 – 8 April 2020) was a Norwegian jurist who held a number of appointed and elected positions.

Biography

He was born in Oslo. He worked in the Office of the Attorney General of Norway from 1959 to 1962 and in the private company Christiania Spigerverk from 1962 to 1972. He was then the Attorney General of Norway from 1972 to 1993, [1] and also served as the State Conciliator of Norway, from January 1982 to January 1988. [2] He was appointed to the European Free Trade Association Court in 1994, and served as its President from 1995 to 1999. [1]

From 1975 to 1981 he chaired the board of directors of the Norwegian National Opera. [1] He has also been the auditor of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. [3]

In January 1956 he married judge Agnes Nygaard (born 1933). He was a son-in-law of Supreme Court Justice Marius Nygaard. [4] He is the father of jurist Marius Nygaard Haug. [5] Bjørn Haug became 91 years old. [6] He died on 8 April 2020. [7]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Bjørn Haug". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
  2. "Riksmeklingsmenn" (in Norwegian). State Conciliator of Norway. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
  3. Norwegian Nobel Committee. Beretning fra Det Norske Stortings Nobelkomité for 1961–1975 (in Norwegian). Parliament of Norway.
  4. Fagernæs, Sven Ole. "Bjørn Haug". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  5. Thompson, Kjell (22 October 1992). "Kremjobber i Geneve". Dagens Næringsliv (in Norwegian). p. 21.
  6. Fagernæs, Sven Ole; et al. (17 April 2020). "Bjørn Haug". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 58.
  7. "Nekrolog: Bjørn Haug". Aftenposten. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Hans Methlie Michelsen
Attorney General of Norway
19721993
Succeeded by
Sven Ole Fagernæs
Preceded by
Konrad B. Knutsen
State Conciliator of Norway
19821988
Succeeded by
Reidar Webster
Preceded by
Leif Sevón
President of the European Free Trade Association Court
19951999
Succeeded by
Thór Vilhjálmsson