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Original name: Barnaverndarlög nr. 80/2002
Name: Child Protection Act No. 80/2002.
Country: Iceland
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2002
Entry into force:
ISN: ISL-2002-L-64014
Bibliography: English translation English translation Laws and Regulations, Ministry of Social Affairs, Iceland, 23 p. PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 85/2015 PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 85/2015 (consulted on 2010-02-12)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Parliament website - Althingi, Iceland PDF of Law in English as amended to Act No. 58/2012 PDF of Law in English as amended to Act No. 58/2012 (consulted on 2012-10-09)
Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation on protection of children. Divided into 18 parts. Part 1 defines objective and scope of act. Applies to individuals under age of 18. Sets forth right of children to protection and care. Rights of children shall be maintained in accordance with their age and development. Parents are obliged to treat children with care and consideration. Parts 2 and 3 establish authorities in child protection. Part 4 regulates notification and other obligations to child protection authorities. Part 5 provides for initiation of child protection case, Part 6 for arrangements made by child protection committees, Part 7 for other arrangements made by child protection committees, and Part 8 for child committee procedure. Part 9 regulates procedures of child protection appeals board, Parts 10 and 11 special procedures in court proceedings, Part 12 placement in foster care, and Part 13 homes and institutions for which the state is responsible. Part 14 deals with homes and other arrangements on the responsibility of municipalities, Part 15 with division of costs of child protection activities, Part 16 with placement of children by other parties than child protection committees, and Part 17 with general protective measures. Finally, Part 18 contains penalty provisions. Repeals Child and Youth Protection Act (No. 58 of 1992).
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