UNE has a case department with seven case processing units, which are divided in accordance with types of cases and land areas. Seventeen board chairs decide cases prepared by the case processing units. UNE also has legal, administrative and practical support functions.
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Department of Board Chairs
UNE has 17 board chairs. They have the same qualifications as judges and consider all kinds of cases. They are independent decision-makers who cannot be instructed in individual cases.
Head of Department: Jannike Eggen
Department of Legal Affairs
The department coordinates hearings and professional reports to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security. It has special expertise in immigration law, human rights and administrative law. The department includes the Unit for legal support.
Head of department: Ketil Larsen
The unit attends to, among other things, management dialogue with the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, follows up performance targets and reporting requirements, and coordinates forecasting, statistics and analysis work.
Head of unit: Petter Johansen
The communications unit works on user services, media services, transparency and access, the website, intranet, internal communication and contingency plans for crisis communication.
Head of unit: Bjørn Lyster
Department of Technology and development
The technology and development department is responsible for all aspects of IT and security in UNE. This includes strategy and development work, enterprise architecture, operation, training and procurement. The department collaberate closely with the UDI, especially on security and business architecture. The department includes these two units.
Head of Department: Irene Øyangen
The Litigation Department is an independent unit comprising attorneys and asscoiate attornyes, which attends to and pleads the bulk of legal cases on behalf of the state represented by UNE. Here you can find the contact details for UNEs attorneys and associate attorneys.
Head of Department: Kjell Handeland