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  1. Iceland - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act on Equal Treatment on the Labour Market, No. 86/2018. (Lög um jafna međferđ á vinnumarkađi) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-06-11 | Date of entry into force: 2018-09-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2019-07-01 | ISL-2018-L-108707

    The Act regulates equal treatment of individuals on the labour market, irrespective of their race, ethnic origin, religion, life stance, disability, reduced working capacity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual characteristics or gender expression.

  2. Iceland - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act on the legal status of individuals with gender identity disorder No. 57/2012. (Lög um réttarstöđu einstaklinga međ kynáttunarvanda) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-06-27 | ISL-2012-L-108708

  3. Iceland - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act on Equal Status and Equal Rights of Women and Men, No. 10/2008. (Lög um jafna stöđu og jafnan rétt kvenna og karla nr. 10/2008) - Act on-line in English Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-02-26 | ISL-2008-L-82800

    Establishes and maintains equal status and equal opportunities for women and men and promotes gender equality in all spheres of the society. All individuals shall have equal opportunities to benefit from their own enterprise and to develop their skills irrespective of gender.

  4. Iceland - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation amending the Regulation No. 47/2003 on the Activities of the Gender Equality Bureau No. 923/2006. (Reglugerđ um breytingu á reglugerđ nr. 47/2003, um starfsemi Jafnréttisstofu) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-11-06 | ISL-2006-R-91320

    Amends the Regulations No. 47/2003 by inserting a new article 17 concerning sexual harassment.

  5. Iceland - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act No. 22/2006 on payments of chronically ill or severely disabled children. (Lög um greiđslur til foreldra langveikra barna eđa alvarlega fatlađra barna nr. 22/2006) - English translation

    Adoption: 2006 | Date of entry into force: 2006-07-01 | ISL-2006-L-74783

  6. Iceland - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on Gender Equality Complaints Committee No. 50/2003. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-01-16 | ISL-2003-R-91318

    Establishes the Committee, sets out its functions and role as well as procedures of the Committee.

  7. Iceland - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on the Activities of the Gender Equality Bureau No. 47/2003. (Reglugerđ um starfsemi Jafnréttisstofu nr. 47/2003) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-01-16 | ISL-2003-R-91319

    Sets out the role of the Bureau which is to promote the objectives of the Act on Equal Status and Equal Rights of Women and Men as well the monitoring and implementation of the Act.

  8. Iceland - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Prohibition on termination of employment due to family responsibilities Act, No. 27/2000. (Lög um bann viđ uppsögnum vegna fjölskylduábyrgđar starfsmanna nr. 27/2000) - English Translation

    Adoption: 2000 | ISL-2000-L-77030

    Prohibits the termination of someone's employment due their obligations with respect to family responsibilities.

  9. Iceland - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 432 of 1987 regarding measures to secure the safety and health of pregnant women, women who have recently given birth and women who are breast-feeding.

    Adoption: 1997-07-03 | Date of entry into force: 1997-07-03 | ISL-1997-R-53087

    Contains provisions regarding inter alia night work, working with dangerous substances and radiation. Made under Act No. 46 of 1980 on working environment, health and safety in the workplace.

  10. Iceland - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act No. 83 of 1993 on the recognition of education and diplomas.

    Adoption: 1993-05-18 | Date of entry into force: 1994-01-01 | ISL-1993-L-46616

    Act respecting mutual recognition of diplomas encompassed by Dir. 89/48 EBE and by certain Nordic conventions.

  11. Iceland - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act No. 28 of 1991 on equal rights of women and men.

    Adoption: 1991-03-27 | Date of entry into force: 1991-03-27 | ISL-1991-L-46308

    In order to obtain equal rights of women and men, the Act stipulates that temporary actions in favour of women are lawful if the intention is to improve their situation in the labour market. Pregnancy and childbirth shall be taken into special consideration. Contains provisions regarding wages, advertising of vacant positions and equal rights to education and vocational training. Also contains special provisions regarding the Council of Equal Rights and its functions. Repeals Act No. 65 of 1985 with the same title.

  12. Iceland - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act No. 61 of 1978 to amend Act No. 53 of 1972 on vacations for housewives.

    Adoption: 1978-05-16 | ISL-1978-L-36402

    Consolidated text.

  13. Iceland - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act No. 53 of 1972 on vacations for housewives. (Lög um orlof húsmćđra nr. 53/1972) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1972-05-29 | ISL-1972-L-36398

    Provides that all housewives can apply for at least 7-10 days of vacation which is organised by the Federation of Women's Societies in Iceland. Each community shall pay a certain annual amount to cover the expenses, but if necessary, the vacationer is obliged to pay up to 15 percent of the cost. Women who have two or more children under the age of seven years shall have priority over others. The organising committee can use up to 20 percent of the community's contribution on care for the vacationer's children.

  14. Iceland - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification No. 12 of 1958 on the Ratification of the ILO Convention concerning Equal Remuneration for Men and Women Workers for Work of Equal Value.

    Adoption: 1958-03-12 | ISL-1958-M-36726

  15. Iceland - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act No. 37 of 1911 on equal rights of men and women with regard to graduate studies, scholarships and civil work. (Lög um rétt kvenna til embćttisnáms, námsstyrks og embćtta, nr. 37 11. júlí 1911) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1911-07-11 | ISL-1911-L-36692

    Stipulates that women have the same right as men to attend lectures and to graduate from every educational institution in the country and that women shall also have the same rights as men to scholarships granted from official funds.


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