Disputation: Anders Løvlie
Cand. jur. Anders Løvlie at the Departement of Public and International Law, will defend his thesis "The concept of fact in Law", for the degree of Phd
- Vice-Rector Ragnhild Helene Hennum, University of Oslo (leader)
- Professor Christian Diesen, University of Stocholm (1. opponent)
- Professor Dan Frände, University of Helsingfors (2. opponent)
Chair of defence
- Professor Alf Petter Høgberg, University of Oslo
The thesis is about the concept of fact in law, including the dichotomy regarding fact versus law. It contains an analytical framework exemplified by reasoning in texts. Four concepts of legal fact are explored, in addition to a more general philosophical concept of fact. Different regulations in criminal law and in criminal procedure law that are based on the different concepts of fact are studied specially. These are regulations of mistake of fact, limitations for The Norwegian Supreme Court in trying facts, and the distinction between facts and value judgments in defamation regulations.