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
Lene Moyell Johansen

Lene Moyell Johansen
Lene Moyell Johansen

Born: 1968
Education: Master of law 2003

2017 - High Commissioner of the Faroe Islands
2016 - 2017External tutor, "Divorce law", University of the Faroe Islands
2016 - 2017Senior legal adviser, The High Commissioner of the Faroe Islands
2015 - 2016External tutor, "Child law", University of the Faroe Islands
2011 - 2016Special adviser, The High Commissioner of the Faroe Islands
2009 - 2014Legal adviser, The Faroe Islands Legal Aid
2008 - 2011Head of Section, The High Commisioner of the Faroe Isl
2004 - 2008Teacher, Gideonskolen, Vallensbæk
2003 - 2008External tutor, University of Copenhagen
2003 - 2004Head of Section, The State Administration, Roskilde
1988- 1996Superintendent, Canal Tours Copenhagen

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