Ex gratia payment

Ex gratia payment is the Norwegian Parliament's own compensation scheme, and cases are decided on the basis of a discretionary assessment of reasonableness. The scheme is non-statutory and has evolved through the practice of the Norwegian Parliament's ex gratia payments committee. The scheme is not intended to cover financial loss. The compensation is intended to provide consolation for the wrongs inflicted on an individual. A condition for granting ex gratia payment is that the claim must be statute-barred and not covered by other compensation schemes.