The High Commissioner of the Faeroe Islands

FO-110 Tórshavn, Postboks 12, the Faroe Islands
Telephone: 00 298 351200
Telefax: 00 298 310864

Opening Hours: 10 AM – 3 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

Dan M. Knudsen
Dan M. Knudsen

Born: 1962
Education: Masters Degree in Social Economics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, 1997

Career:

2008 - High Commissioner of the Faroe Islands
2005 - 2007Specialist consultant, the High Commissioner of the Faroe Islands
2000 - 2005Head of Section, the High Commissioner of the Faroe Islands
1997 - 2000Head of Section, the Faroese Home Rule Government, Department of Finance

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