More than 400 Icelandic doctors have signed a statement expressing their support of of a proposed ban on circumcising boys.
Numerous members of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, failed to show up yesterday when an important bill was passed.
Landvernd, the Icelandic Environmental Association, and PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson disagree on whether environmental laws passed less than a year ago should be retroactive and, thus, able to halt projects already approved.
MPs from the Progressive and Independence parties voted against an amendment yesterday that would have given permission to cancel government grants to those who have gravely or repeatedly violated animal protection laws.
An Icelandic lawyer maintains that among his colleagues there exists a small group of attorneys who employ criminals to influence cases.
Aldís Hilmarsdóttir, former head of the narcotics division of the greater Reykjavík police, has filed a lawsuit against the Icelandic state because of the police chief’s decision to have her transferred to a different position in January this year.
A bill submitted before parliament Friday afternoon by Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson regarding so-called offshore króna accounts was passed late last night with 47 members of parliament voting for it.
Two sisters from Sri Lanka, who are strongly suspected of being victims of forced labor in Vík í Mýrdal, have left the country.
Members of five parties in parliament have proposed an amendment to laws regarding the donation of organs.