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Five-Fold Increase in Escort Ads

Detective Snorri Birgisson, who heads the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police’s human trafficking division, told RÚV that prostitution in Iceland has increased considerably in recent years.


Contractors Suspected of Human Trafficking

Foreign workers of a contracting firm under investigation for massive tax fraud, sought help at the Embassy of Poland in Reykjavík last Friday after electricity had been cut off from the building in which they resided.

Icelandic Opposition Towards Amnesty’s Sex Trade Decriminalization

Seven Icelandic women’s organizations issued a joint statement expressing disapproval of human rights group Amnesty International’s proposed policy on the decriminalization of sex work last week, echoing concerns from other rights groups around the world. Amnesty today voted to adopt its policy...

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Prostitution often Connected to Trafficking in Iceland

Prostitution connected with trafficking is common in Iceland, according to the results of Heiða Björk Vignisdóttir’s 2014 Master’s thesis in law on the connections of prostitution and trafficking with organized crime in Iceland. Fréttablaðið has been covering the issue of trafficking in Iceland...

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Ten Possible Trafficking Cases Reported to Police

Up to ten possible cases of trafficking have been reported to police since Fréttablaðið began covering the issue last month. The paper has ran a series of articles on the issue including a list of possible signs of trafficking. Police in the Southwest Iceland region of Suðurnes usually work on...

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Increase in Reported Cases of Trafficking in Iceland

There has been an increase in the number of suspected cases of trafficking reported to the police in Iceland in recent years. Most cases are defined as labor trafficking relating to the construction industry, cleaning companies, the tourism industry and other areas of work. There are also cases...