24.07.2014
21st special session of the Human Rights Council
Iceland's President
The Human Rights Council held its 21st special session on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, on 23 July 2014 in Geneva. The main purpose of the session was to address the on-going conflict taki...
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11.07.2014
26th Session of the Human Rights Council
Iceland's President
The Human Rights Council held its 26th regular session from 10 – 27 June 2014 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Iceland raised a number of issues during the session, including the importance of combating discrimination against women in order to ac...
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02.04.2014
25th Session of the Human Rights Council
Iceland's President
The Human Rights Council held its 25th regular session from 3 - 28 March 2014 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. All statements and resolutions held by Iceland during the session can be found on this page.
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01.11.2013
Universal Periodic Review - 17th session
The seventeenth session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group took place in Geneva from 21 October to 1 November 2013. The UPR mechanism is a unique, states driven process which involves a review of human rights ...
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13.08.2013
The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships
Iceland's President
The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies invites applications for the Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships for 2014. The Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars in the field of humanities from outside Iceland, to enab...
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28.06.2013
Trade in Services Agreement
WTO members participating in discussions on a Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) released the following statement today:
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28.06.2013
UN Human Rights Council - 23rd Session
The United Nations Human Rights Council held its twenty-third regular session in Geneva from 27 May to 14 June 2013. The Human Rights Council is the supreme human rights institution in the UN system and normally convenes three times a year to addres...
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02.05.2013
Universal Periodic Review - 16th session
The sixteenth session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group took place in Geneva from 22 April to 3 May. The UPR mechanism is a unique, states driven process which involves a review of human rights records of all...
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02.04.2013
Human Rights Council, 22nd session
The United Nations Human Rights Council held its twenty-second regular session from 25 February to 22 March 2013, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
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12.03.2013
Human Rights Council, 22nd session - Syria
Monday 11 March 2013, Iceland took part in two joint statements on the human rights situation in Syria delivered during the 22nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The statements were both delivered during an Interactive Dialouge wit...
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22.02.2013
Seventh Syrian Humanitarian Forum
On Tuesday 19 February, OCHA hosted the seventh Syrian Humanitarian Forum in Geneva. Iceland took part in a joint statement along with 48 countries, which was delivered by Belgium. The main focus of the statement is on the lack of access for medical ...
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21.02.2013
CEDAW Seminar on Access to Justice
On the occasion of its 54th session, held in Geneva from 11 February to 1 March 2013, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women organized a half-day general discussion on access to justice in Palais des Nations, Monday 18 Febru...
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28.01.2013
Iceland welcomes acquittal in Icesave case
The EFTA Court ruling on Icesave rejected all claims by the EFTA Surveillance Authority that Iceland should be declared in breach of the EEA Agreement. The Court rejected the claim that Iceland has breached the Deposit Guarantee Directive or has disc...
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