The High Commissioner of the Faeroe Islands
FO-110 Tórshavn, Postboks 12, the Faroe Islands
Telephone: +298 201200
Telefax: +298 201200
Opening Hours: 10 AM – 3 PM local time
Phone Hours: 10 AM-12 AM and 1230 PM - 14 PM local time
The High Commissioner of the Faroe Islands is The Danish Government representative in the Faroe Islands and is responsible for liaison between the Home Rule Authority and the Danish Authorities.
Moreover, in his capacity as Chief Administrative Officer he also deals with matters of family law. The High Commissioner is permitted to participate in all negotiations concerning matters of common interest in the Lagtinget – the Parliament of the Faroe Islands – and without, however, having the right to vote. The High Commissioner must be notified of all decisions taken by the Lagtinget (Parliament) and the Landsstyre (the Home Rule Government) and of other resolutions passed by the Home Rule Authority of the Faroe Islands.
In addition, the High Commissioner is an ex-officio member of the Danish-Faroese Cultural Foundation.
The High Commissioner draws up an annual report on the condition of Faroese society.
The High Commissioner of the Faroe Islands
Dan M. Knudsen
Education: Masters Degree in Social Economics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, 1997
|2008 -||High Commissioner of the Faroe Islands|
|2005 - 2007||Specialist consultant, the High Commissioner of the Faroe Islands|
|2000 - 2005||Head of Section, the High Commissioner of the Faroe Islands|
|1997 - 2000||Head of Section, the Faroese Home Rule Government, Department of Finance|