During the autumn of 2015, the number of asylum-seekers arriving in Norway tripled as compared to the previous years, this situation was part of what has become known as the refugee crisis. During this period, the Norwegian Government introduced several measures in order to address the unpredictable asylum-seeker situation. These measures included temporary reintroduction of border controls and proposals of extensive immigration act amendments in order to make Norway appear less attractive for asylum-seekers, as compared to other European countries. This thesis is a case-study of the Norwegian governments’ measures to reduce the number of asylum-seekers coming to Norway and how the relation between domestic law of international law was being reassessed and renegotiated in the process. The thesis further discusses a turn by the legislator to a narrower interpretation of international law, such as an extended application of the safe third-country principle and the temporal validity of the non-refoulement principle, as well as a disregard for previously relied on soft-laws and other non-binding legal sources in the field of international refugee and asylum law.