Born on 29 September 1949 in Bergen
Law Degree, University of Oslo, 1977
Deputy Judge at Inderøy, District Court in Steinkjer, 1977-79
Chief Superintendent at Trondheim police, Head of Section of investigation and prosecuting cases on financial crimes 1980-83
Legal adviser at the Law Division of the Justice Department, Oslo, 1983-85
Chief legal counsel at Trondheim County Borough Council 1987-88
Appointed Judge at Frostating High Court, Trondheim in 1988
Judge of the European Court of Human Rights since 1 November 2004.