Wherever possible, applications for permission for photography or film, radio or television recordings during main hearings in criminal proceedings must be submitted to the court before the main hearing begins. The application must state the purpose of the photography or recording and how the photography or recording is to be carried out during the main hearing. The application must be submitted to the court that is considering the case. The court will then reach a decision on the application.
No enclosures are required.
Norwegian Act No 5 of 13 August 1915 relating to the courts of justice Section 131(a) first paragraph first sentence and Section 131(a) second paragraph.
The procedure is regulated by the Regulations on photography, audio and video recordings for radio or television during the main hearing in a criminal case. Insofar as it is possible, applications for a permit for photography or audio or video recording for radio or television during a main hearing in a criminal case shall be sent to the court before the main hearing commences. The application shall state the purpose of the photography or recording and describe how the photography or recording is intended to be carried out during the main hearing. The application must be addressed to the court which has the criminal case for consideration, and will be settled by this Court.
Before a decision is made concerning photography or recording during a main hearing, the parties to the case shall have the opportunity to state their opinions. If other participants in the case also wish photography or recording to take place, they shall also have the opportunity to state their opinion before the court decides whether or not to grant a permit for such photography or recording.
The Court may impose further conditions on how photography or recording is to take place, and ensures that it is conducted in a satisfactory manner within the limits set.
It is generally prohibited to photograph or make film or audio recordings for radio or television during criminal case proceedings.
When warranted for special reasons, the court can grant exemption from this prohibition during the main hearing provided that this cannot be expected to have an unfortunate effect on the proceedings and other considerations do not preclude it.
The permit concerns photography, audio and video recordings for radio and television in a specific criminal case.
No fees are charged for the application treatment, but an appeal / complaint to a higher court in the event of a rejection is charged a fee in accordance with the Act on Court Fees.