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Iceland: ratify the Disabilities Convention and strengthen the human rights protection system

13/06/2016 Strasbourg
“Iceland should ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and align its legislation and practice with international standards and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. Abolishing full deprivation of legal capacity and plenary guardianship of persons with disabilities, including persons with psycho-social and intellectual disabilities, should be a...

Iceland needs comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation and an equality body

Reykjavik, 10/02/12 – "Iceland should adopt comprehensive equal treatment legislation and set up an effective and independent national equality body to promote its implementation" said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, at the end of a two-day visit to Iceland. The current non-discrimination provisions in Icelandic law do not protect all vulnerable groups of...

Visit to the Republic of Iceland

Press release by Mr Alvaro Gil-Robles, Commissioner for Human Rights, on his visit to the Republic of Iceland (4-6 July 2005) CommDH(2005)10 / 14 December 2005