Crew members from the Greenlandic vessel Polar Nanoq gave their testimony in court this morning in the Birna Brjánsdóttir murder case.
The Icelandic Minister of Justice wants to do away with the concepts of ‘restored honor’ and an ‘unblemished reputation.’
President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson yesterday approved the appointment of 15 judges to a new middle-tier court called Landsréttur, or ‘Land’s Court’, according to Vísir.
Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, has approved the minister of justice’s 15 nominations to Landsréttur court.
Two weeks on from the first hearing in the Birna Brjánsdóttir murder case, the start of the trial has been delayed by a further fortnight.
People who have registered as guarantor on loans to people or businesses that later go bankrupt, can only be chased for the debt within two years, thanks to a Supreme Court judgement last week.
Eight people—six men and two women—were this afternoon convicted in one of Iceland’s biggest tax fraud investigations of recent times. The defendants were each sentenced to three-month to four-year suspended prison sentences.
The Reykjavík District Court has today sentenced sisters Hlín Einarsdóttir and Malín Brand to 12 months in prison—nine of which are in the form of a suspended sentence. The pair were sentenced for a high-profile attempt to blackmail money out of the then prime minister, Sigmundur Davíð...
An Icelandic Supreme Court judge did indeed notify the Committee on Judicial Work of his trading of shares in Glitnir bank, as the rules required.
The head of the Association of Icelandic Judges believes information regarding the stock ownership of Supreme Court judges must have been leaked to the media in order to influence the operation of the courts.
Last night, the TV news analysis program Kastljós suggested that an Icelandic supreme court lawyer might have failed to report his purchase and sale of shares in Glitnir Bank prior to the 2008 banking collapse.
RÚV reports that an Icelandic supreme court judge owned shares worth tens of millions of ISK in Glitnir Bank during the years leading up to the banking collapse in 2008.
The Supreme Court of Iceland has rejected an appeal against continued police custody of a man suspected of trying to rape two women.
A masseur in his 70s has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for sexual assault against a female client.
The Supreme Court of Iceland has rescinded the 30-day prison sentence handed down by the Reykjanes District Court to a Syrian refugee found guilty of traveling under a false passport.
The case of two intellectually disabled women, who accused the same man for sexually abusing them, illustrates the limitations of our court system when it comes to protecting the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
This morning, the Reykjavík District Court sentenced two men and one woman to jail for running the casino Poker and Play in Skeifan, Reykjavík, between 2000 and 2012.
The Reykjavík District Court today sentenced three defendants in the Marple Case, but found one of them not guilty.
Sigurður Einarsson, the former chairman of Kaupþing bank, has formally requested the Reykjavík District Court declare him personally bankrupt.
The man who was taken into custody on July 23 on suspicion of having knowingly infected women in Iceland with HIV was yesterday released.
The Supreme Court of Iceland has sided with the District Court; saying that the government was legally entitled to enact the law which forced members of the BHM academics’ union back to work earlier this summer.