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Human rights in Iceland are granted by Sections VI and VII of the Constitution. Since 1989, a post of Ombudsman exists.

Participation in basic human rights treaties

UN core treaties[1] Participation of Iceland CoE core treaties[2] Participation of Iceland
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination Ratified in 1967 European Convention on Human Rights Ratified in 1953
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Ratified in 1979 Protocol 1 (ECHR) Ratified in 1953
First Optional Protocol (ICCPR) Accession in 1979 Protocol 4 (ECHR) Ratified in 1967
Second Optional Protocol (ICCPR) Ratification in 1991 Protocol 6 (ECHR) Ratified in 1987
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Ratified in 1979 Protocol 7 (ECHR) Ratified in 1987
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women Ratified in 1985 Protocol 12 (ECHR) Signed in 2000
Optional Protocol (CEDAW) Ratified in 2001 Protocol 13 (ECHR) Ratified in 2004
United Nations Convention Against Torture Ratified in 1996 European Social Charter Ratified in 1976
Optional Protocol (CAT) Signed in 2003 Additional Protocol of 1988 (ESC) Signed in 1988
Convention on the Rights of the Child Ratified in 1992 Additional Protocol of 1995 (ESC) Not signed
Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (CRC) Ratified in 2001 Revised European Social Charter Signed in 1998
Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (CRC) Ratified in 2001 European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Ratified in 1990
Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families Not signed European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages Signed in 1999
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Signed in 2007 Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities Signed in 1995
Optional Protocol (CRPD) Signed in 2007 Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings Signed in 2005


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