Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Iceland http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Easing of Capital Controls and Banking Regulations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404509_text Bankruptcy; Banks and financial institutions; Financial crises and stabilization; Foreign exchange - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404509_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Blasphemy Law Repealed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404517_text Blasphemy; Freedom of speech - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404517_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Update: Supreme Court Increases Jail Sentence for Kaupthing Bank Director and Shareholder http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404491_text Banks and financial institutions; Crime and law enforcement; Sentencing - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404491_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Family Fined over Daughter's Name http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404346_text Child welfare; Cultural heritage; Families - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404346_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: 2015 and 2016 Tax Measures http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404257_text Income tax; Income tax credits; Intelligence activities; Sales and excise tax; Taxation; Value-added tax - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404257_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: National Digital Currency Auroracoin Launched http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404097_text Currency; Foreign exchange - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404097_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Icelandic Bankers Jailed for Fraud http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404082_text Banks and financial institutions; Crime and law enforcement; Criminal code; Criminal procedure; Fraud and financial crimes - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404082_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Whale Meal Beer Ban Lifted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403842_text Alcoholic beverages; Animal protection; Food industry - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12. Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The West Iceland Public Health Authority had halted production, citing food production regulations; a complete, nationalandnbsp;prohibition was imposed on January 20,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403842_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Decision to Suspend EU Accession Process http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403622_text International affairs - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12. Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The West Iceland Public Health Authority had halted production, citing food production regulations; a complete, nationalandnbsp;prohibition was imposed on January 20, According to Iceland's Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the country has decided to withdraw its request to join the European Union, at least for the present. He... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403622_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Internet Porn Ban Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403495_text Freedom of speech - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12. Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The West Iceland Public Health Authority had halted production, citing food production regulations; a complete, nationalandnbsp;prohibition was imposed on January 20, According to Iceland's Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the country has decided to withdraw its request to join the European Union, at least for the present. He It was reported on February 20, 2013, that Halla Gunnarsdottir, an advisor in Iceland's Ministry of the Interior, has said that consensus is developing in the country... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403495_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Amendment to Law on Foreign Exchange Controls Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403045_text Foreign exchange - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12. Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The West Iceland Public Health Authority had halted production, citing food production regulations; a complete, nationalandnbsp;prohibition was imposed on January 20, According to Iceland's Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the country has decided to withdraw its request to join the European Union, at least for the present. He It was reported on February 20, 2013, that Halla Gunnarsdottir, an advisor in Iceland's Ministry of the Interior, has said that consensus is developing in the country On March 13, 2012, Iceland's Parliament (Althingi) adopted Act No. 17/2012 Amending the Foreign Exchange Act, No. 87/1992. (Amendments of the Foreign Exchange Act, Central Bank of Iceland website (Mar. 15, 2012).) It was reported... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403045_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Banking Collapse Trial of Former Prime Minister Begins http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402798_text Officials and employees - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12. Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The West Iceland Public Health Authority had halted production, citing food production regulations; a complete, nationalandnbsp;prohibition was imposed on January 20, According to Iceland's Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the country has decided to withdraw its request to join the European Union, at least for the present. He It was reported on February 20, 2013, that Halla Gunnarsdottir, an advisor in Iceland's Ministry of the Interior, has said that consensus is developing in the country On March 13, 2012, Iceland's Parliament (Althingi) adopted Act No. 17/2012 Amending the Foreign Exchange Act, No. 87/1992. (Amendments of the Foreign Exchange Act, Central Bank of Iceland website (Mar. 15, 2012).) It was reported On September 5, 2011, the trial of Geir Haarde, former Prime Minister of Iceland, opened in the Landsdomur, a 15-member special court established to try criminal cases involving Cabinet ministers. Haarde faces charges of intentional or... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 06 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402798_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Proposal to Change Funding for Asylum Programs http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402788_text Asylum - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12. Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The West Iceland Public Health Authority had halted production, citing food production regulations; a complete, nationalandnbsp;prohibition was imposed on January 20, According to Iceland's Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the country has decided to withdraw its request to join the European Union, at least for the present. He It was reported on February 20, 2013, that Halla Gunnarsdottir, an advisor in Iceland's Ministry of the Interior, has said that consensus is developing in the country On March 13, 2012, Iceland's Parliament (Althingi) adopted Act No. 17/2012 Amending the Foreign Exchange Act, No. 87/1992. (Amendments of the Foreign Exchange Act, Central Bank of Iceland website (Mar. 15, 2012).) It was reported On September 5, 2011, the trial of Geir Haarde, former Prime Minister of Iceland, opened in the Landsdomur, a 15-member special court established to try criminal cases involving Cabinet ministers. Haarde faces charges of intentional or Iceland's Minister of the Interior, andOuml;gmundur Jonasson, recently proposed changing the way funding is allocated to support facilities for persons seeking asylum in the country. He argued that the current system, in which such funding is... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402788_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Former PM Pleads Not Guilty to Gross Negligence Charges in Banking Crisis http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402705_text Crime and law enforcement - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12. Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The West Iceland Public Health Authority had halted production, citing food production regulations; a complete, nationalandnbsp;prohibition was imposed on January 20, According to Iceland's Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the country has decided to withdraw its request to join the European Union, at least for the present. He It was reported on February 20, 2013, that Halla Gunnarsdottir, an advisor in Iceland's Ministry of the Interior, has said that consensus is developing in the country On March 13, 2012, Iceland's Parliament (Althingi) adopted Act No. 17/2012 Amending the Foreign Exchange Act, No. 87/1992. (Amendments of the Foreign Exchange Act, Central Bank of Iceland website (Mar. 15, 2012).) It was reported On September 5, 2011, the trial of Geir Haarde, former Prime Minister of Iceland, opened in the Landsdomur, a 15-member special court established to try criminal cases involving Cabinet ministers. Haarde faces charges of intentional or Iceland's Minister of the Interior, andOuml;gmundur Jonasson, recently proposed changing the way funding is allocated to support facilities for persons seeking asylum in the country. He argued that the current system, in which such funding is Geir Haarde, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, pleaded not guilty on June 7, 2011, to charges of gross negligence in connection with the collapse of the country's banking system in 2008. More specifically, Haarde is... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402705_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Icesave Bill Adopted to Guarantee U.K., Netherlands Loans http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402531_text Banks and financial institutions - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12. Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The West Iceland Public Health Authority had halted production, citing food production regulations; a complete, nationalandnbsp;prohibition was imposed on January 20, According to Iceland's Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the country has decided to withdraw its request to join the European Union, at least for the present. He It was reported on February 20, 2013, that Halla Gunnarsdottir, an advisor in Iceland's Ministry of the Interior, has said that consensus is developing in the country On March 13, 2012, Iceland's Parliament (Althingi) adopted Act No. 17/2012 Amending the Foreign Exchange Act, No. 87/1992. (Amendments of the Foreign Exchange Act, Central Bank of Iceland website (Mar. 15, 2012).) It was reported On September 5, 2011, the trial of Geir Haarde, former Prime Minister of Iceland, opened in the Landsdomur, a 15-member special court established to try criminal cases involving Cabinet ministers. Haarde faces charges of intentional or Iceland's Minister of the Interior, andOuml;gmundur Jonasson, recently proposed changing the way funding is allocated to support facilities for persons seeking asylum in the country. He argued that the current system, in which such funding is Geir Haarde, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, pleaded not guilty on June 7, 2011, to charges of gross negligence in connection with the collapse of the country's banking system in 2008. More specifically, Haarde is The Althingi, Iceland's Parliament, passed a bill on February 16, 2011, on Icesave deposits, the high-yield savings accounts offered by the online bank Icesave in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The purpose of the legislation... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402531_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; Iceland: Code of Conduct for Legislators Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402387_text Government ethics and transparency - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12. Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The West Iceland Public Health Authority had halted production, citing food production regulations; a complete, nationalandnbsp;prohibition was imposed on January 20, According to Iceland's Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the country has decided to withdraw its request to join the European Union, at least for the present. He It was reported on February 20, 2013, that Halla Gunnarsdottir, an advisor in Iceland's Ministry of the Interior, has said that consensus is developing in the country On March 13, 2012, Iceland's Parliament (Althingi) adopted Act No. 17/2012 Amending the Foreign Exchange Act, No. 87/1992. (Amendments of the Foreign Exchange Act, Central Bank of Iceland website (Mar. 15, 2012).) It was reported On September 5, 2011, the trial of Geir Haarde, former Prime Minister of Iceland, opened in the Landsdomur, a 15-member special court established to try criminal cases involving Cabinet ministers. Haarde faces charges of intentional or Iceland's Minister of the Interior, andOuml;gmundur Jonasson, recently proposed changing the way funding is allocated to support facilities for persons seeking asylum in the country. He argued that the current system, in which such funding is Geir Haarde, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, pleaded not guilty on June 7, 2011, to charges of gross negligence in connection with the collapse of the country's banking system in 2008. More specifically, Haarde is The Althingi, Iceland's Parliament, passed a bill on February 16, 2011, on Icesave deposits, the high-yield savings accounts offered by the online bank Icesave in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The purpose of the legislation In a November 9, 2010, report on the progress made by nations applying for European Union membership, the European Commission praised Iceland's recent reforms. The report was a follow-up to the February 2010 recommendation by the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402387_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Commission Suggests Charging Officials with Negligence in Financial Crisis http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402244_text Banks and financial institutions - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12. Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The West Iceland Public Health Authority had halted production, citing food production regulations; a complete, nationalandnbsp;prohibition was imposed on January 20, According to Iceland's Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the country has decided to withdraw its request to join the European Union, at least for the present. He It was reported on February 20, 2013, that Halla Gunnarsdottir, an advisor in Iceland's Ministry of the Interior, has said that consensus is developing in the country On March 13, 2012, Iceland's Parliament (Althingi) adopted Act No. 17/2012 Amending the Foreign Exchange Act, No. 87/1992. (Amendments of the Foreign Exchange Act, Central Bank of Iceland website (Mar. 15, 2012).) It was reported On September 5, 2011, the trial of Geir Haarde, former Prime Minister of Iceland, opened in the Landsdomur, a 15-member special court established to try criminal cases involving Cabinet ministers. Haarde faces charges of intentional or Iceland's Minister of the Interior, andOuml;gmundur Jonasson, recently proposed changing the way funding is allocated to support facilities for persons seeking asylum in the country. He argued that the current system, in which such funding is Geir Haarde, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, pleaded not guilty on June 7, 2011, to charges of gross negligence in connection with the collapse of the country's banking system in 2008. More specifically, Haarde is The Althingi, Iceland's Parliament, passed a bill on February 16, 2011, on Icesave deposits, the high-yield savings accounts offered by the online bank Icesave in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The purpose of the legislation In a November 9, 2010, report on the progress made by nations applying for European Union membership, the European Commission praised Iceland's recent reforms. The report was a follow-up to the February 2010 recommendation by the On September 11, 2010, a nine-member parliamentary commission in Iceland recommended that the former Prime Minister of that country, Geir Haarde, be charged, tried, and punished for negligence in connection with the 2008 financial crisis.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402244_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Tax Concessions and Relief http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402184_text Taxation - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12. Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The West Iceland Public Health Authority had halted production, citing food production regulations; a complete, nationalandnbsp;prohibition was imposed on January 20, According to Iceland's Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the country has decided to withdraw its request to join the European Union, at least for the present. He It was reported on February 20, 2013, that Halla Gunnarsdottir, an advisor in Iceland's Ministry of the Interior, has said that consensus is developing in the country On March 13, 2012, Iceland's Parliament (Althingi) adopted Act No. 17/2012 Amending the Foreign Exchange Act, No. 87/1992. (Amendments of the Foreign Exchange Act, Central Bank of Iceland website (Mar. 15, 2012).) It was reported On September 5, 2011, the trial of Geir Haarde, former Prime Minister of Iceland, opened in the Landsdomur, a 15-member special court established to try criminal cases involving Cabinet ministers. Haarde faces charges of intentional or Iceland's Minister of the Interior, andOuml;gmundur Jonasson, recently proposed changing the way funding is allocated to support facilities for persons seeking asylum in the country. He argued that the current system, in which such funding is Geir Haarde, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, pleaded not guilty on June 7, 2011, to charges of gross negligence in connection with the collapse of the country's banking system in 2008. More specifically, Haarde is The Althingi, Iceland's Parliament, passed a bill on February 16, 2011, on Icesave deposits, the high-yield savings accounts offered by the online bank Icesave in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The purpose of the legislation In a November 9, 2010, report on the progress made by nations applying for European Union membership, the European Commission praised Iceland's recent reforms. The report was a follow-up to the February 2010 recommendation by the On September 11, 2010, a nine-member parliamentary commission in Iceland recommended that the former Prime Minister of that country, Geir Haarde, be charged, tried, and punished for negligence in connection with the 2008 financial crisis. In June 2010 Iceland's Parliament (Alandthorn;ingi) approved several measures related to taxation. Temporary legislation approved on June 15 makes concessions available for direct investment in the country. It will remain in effect until December 31, 2013... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402184_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; Iceland: Opening of Accession Negotiations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402059_text Government - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12. Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The West Iceland Public Health Authority had halted production, citing food production regulations; a complete, nationalandnbsp;prohibition was imposed on January 20, According to Iceland's Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the country has decided to withdraw its request to join the European Union, at least for the present. He It was reported on February 20, 2013, that Halla Gunnarsdottir, an advisor in Iceland's Ministry of the Interior, has said that consensus is developing in the country On March 13, 2012, Iceland's Parliament (Althingi) adopted Act No. 17/2012 Amending the Foreign Exchange Act, No. 87/1992. (Amendments of the Foreign Exchange Act, Central Bank of Iceland website (Mar. 15, 2012).) It was reported On September 5, 2011, the trial of Geir Haarde, former Prime Minister of Iceland, opened in the Landsdomur, a 15-member special court established to try criminal cases involving Cabinet ministers. Haarde faces charges of intentional or Iceland's Minister of the Interior, andOuml;gmundur Jonasson, recently proposed changing the way funding is allocated to support facilities for persons seeking asylum in the country. He argued that the current system, in which such funding is Geir Haarde, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, pleaded not guilty on June 7, 2011, to charges of gross negligence in connection with the collapse of the country's banking system in 2008. More specifically, Haarde is The Althingi, Iceland's Parliament, passed a bill on February 16, 2011, on Icesave deposits, the high-yield savings accounts offered by the online bank Icesave in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The purpose of the legislation In a November 9, 2010, report on the progress made by nations applying for European Union membership, the European Commission praised Iceland's recent reforms. The report was a follow-up to the February 2010 recommendation by the On September 11, 2010, a nine-member parliamentary commission in Iceland recommended that the former Prime Minister of that country, Geir Haarde, be charged, tried, and punished for negligence in connection with the 2008 financial crisis. In June 2010 Iceland's Parliament (Alandthorn;ingi) approved several measures related to taxation. Temporary legislation approved on June 15 makes concessions available for direct investment in the country. It will remain in effect until December 31, 2013 Iceland's application to join the European Union, formally submitted on July 27, 2009, is moving the country a step closer to eventually joining the European Union as a full member. The European Council concluded on June... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 18 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402059_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Same-Sex Marriage Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402056_text Families - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12. Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The West Iceland Public Health Authority had halted production, citing food production regulations; a complete, nationalandnbsp;prohibition was imposed on January 20, According to Iceland's Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the country has decided to withdraw its request to join the European Union, at least for the present. He It was reported on February 20, 2013, that Halla Gunnarsdottir, an advisor in Iceland's Ministry of the Interior, has said that consensus is developing in the country On March 13, 2012, Iceland's Parliament (Althingi) adopted Act No. 17/2012 Amending the Foreign Exchange Act, No. 87/1992. (Amendments of the Foreign Exchange Act, Central Bank of Iceland website (Mar. 15, 2012).) It was reported On September 5, 2011, the trial of Geir Haarde, former Prime Minister of Iceland, opened in the Landsdomur, a 15-member special court established to try criminal cases involving Cabinet ministers. Haarde faces charges of intentional or Iceland's Minister of the Interior, andOuml;gmundur Jonasson, recently proposed changing the way funding is allocated to support facilities for persons seeking asylum in the country. He argued that the current system, in which such funding is Geir Haarde, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, pleaded not guilty on June 7, 2011, to charges of gross negligence in connection with the collapse of the country's banking system in 2008. More specifically, Haarde is The Althingi, Iceland's Parliament, passed a bill on February 16, 2011, on Icesave deposits, the high-yield savings accounts offered by the online bank Icesave in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The purpose of the legislation In a November 9, 2010, report on the progress made by nations applying for European Union membership, the European Commission praised Iceland's recent reforms. The report was a follow-up to the February 2010 recommendation by the On September 11, 2010, a nine-member parliamentary commission in Iceland recommended that the former Prime Minister of that country, Geir Haarde, be charged, tried, and punished for negligence in connection with the 2008 financial crisis. In June 2010 Iceland's Parliament (Alandthorn;ingi) approved several measures related to taxation. Temporary legislation approved on June 15 makes concessions available for direct investment in the country. It will remain in effect until December 31, 2013 Iceland's application to join the European Union, formally submitted on July 27, 2009, is moving the country a step closer to eventually joining the European Union as a full member. The European Council concluded on June The Althingi, Iceland's parliament, on June 11, 2010, unanimously approved same-sex marriages. The new concept of marriage as being neutral on gender-orientation will replace the existing practice of registered partnerships for gay couples, which has... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402056_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Parliamentary Panel Blames Officials for Role in Financial Collapse http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401920_text Banks and financial institutions - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12. Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The West Iceland Public Health Authority had halted production, citing food production regulations; a complete, nationalandnbsp;prohibition was imposed on January 20, According to Iceland's Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the country has decided to withdraw its request to join the European Union, at least for the present. He It was reported on February 20, 2013, that Halla Gunnarsdottir, an advisor in Iceland's Ministry of the Interior, has said that consensus is developing in the country On March 13, 2012, Iceland's Parliament (Althingi) adopted Act No. 17/2012 Amending the Foreign Exchange Act, No. 87/1992. (Amendments of the Foreign Exchange Act, Central Bank of Iceland website (Mar. 15, 2012).) It was reported On September 5, 2011, the trial of Geir Haarde, former Prime Minister of Iceland, opened in the Landsdomur, a 15-member special court established to try criminal cases involving Cabinet ministers. Haarde faces charges of intentional or Iceland's Minister of the Interior, andOuml;gmundur Jonasson, recently proposed changing the way funding is allocated to support facilities for persons seeking asylum in the country. He argued that the current system, in which such funding is Geir Haarde, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, pleaded not guilty on June 7, 2011, to charges of gross negligence in connection with the collapse of the country's banking system in 2008. More specifically, Haarde is The Althingi, Iceland's Parliament, passed a bill on February 16, 2011, on Icesave deposits, the high-yield savings accounts offered by the online bank Icesave in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The purpose of the legislation In a November 9, 2010, report on the progress made by nations applying for European Union membership, the European Commission praised Iceland's recent reforms. The report was a follow-up to the February 2010 recommendation by the On September 11, 2010, a nine-member parliamentary commission in Iceland recommended that the former Prime Minister of that country, Geir Haarde, be charged, tried, and punished for negligence in connection with the 2008 financial crisis. In June 2010 Iceland's Parliament (Alandthorn;ingi) approved several measures related to taxation. Temporary legislation approved on June 15 makes concessions available for direct investment in the country. It will remain in effect until December 31, 2013 Iceland's application to join the European Union, formally submitted on July 27, 2009, is moving the country a step closer to eventually joining the European Union as a full member. The European Council concluded on June The Althingi, Iceland's parliament, on June 11, 2010, unanimously approved same-sex marriages. The new concept of marriage as being neutral on gender-orientation will replace the existing practice of registered partnerships for gay couples, which has On April 12, 2010, a Special Investigation Committee of the Althingi, Iceland's parliament, released a special report on the collapse in 2008 of the country's financial system. (Available in Icelandic, together with excerpts in English entitled... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 13 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401920_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Injunction Against File-Sharing Website Upheld by Supreme Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401853_text Intellectual property - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12. Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The West Iceland Public Health Authority had halted production, citing food production regulations; a complete, nationalandnbsp;prohibition was imposed on January 20, According to Iceland's Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the country has decided to withdraw its request to join the European Union, at least for the present. He It was reported on February 20, 2013, that Halla Gunnarsdottir, an advisor in Iceland's Ministry of the Interior, has said that consensus is developing in the country On March 13, 2012, Iceland's Parliament (Althingi) adopted Act No. 17/2012 Amending the Foreign Exchange Act, No. 87/1992. (Amendments of the Foreign Exchange Act, Central Bank of Iceland website (Mar. 15, 2012).) It was reported On September 5, 2011, the trial of Geir Haarde, former Prime Minister of Iceland, opened in the Landsdomur, a 15-member special court established to try criminal cases involving Cabinet ministers. Haarde faces charges of intentional or Iceland's Minister of the Interior, andOuml;gmundur Jonasson, recently proposed changing the way funding is allocated to support facilities for persons seeking asylum in the country. He argued that the current system, in which such funding is Geir Haarde, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, pleaded not guilty on June 7, 2011, to charges of gross negligence in connection with the collapse of the country's banking system in 2008. More specifically, Haarde is The Althingi, Iceland's Parliament, passed a bill on February 16, 2011, on Icesave deposits, the high-yield savings accounts offered by the online bank Icesave in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The purpose of the legislation In a November 9, 2010, report on the progress made by nations applying for European Union membership, the European Commission praised Iceland's recent reforms. The report was a follow-up to the February 2010 recommendation by the On September 11, 2010, a nine-member parliamentary commission in Iceland recommended that the former Prime Minister of that country, Geir Haarde, be charged, tried, and punished for negligence in connection with the 2008 financial crisis. In June 2010 Iceland's Parliament (Alandthorn;ingi) approved several measures related to taxation. Temporary legislation approved on June 15 makes concessions available for direct investment in the country. It will remain in effect until December 31, 2013 Iceland's application to join the European Union, formally submitted on July 27, 2009, is moving the country a step closer to eventually joining the European Union as a full member. The European Council concluded on June The Althingi, Iceland's parliament, on June 11, 2010, unanimously approved same-sex marriages. The new concept of marriage as being neutral on gender-orientation will replace the existing practice of registered partnerships for gay couples, which has On April 12, 2010, a Special Investigation Committee of the Althingi, Iceland's parliament, released a special report on the collapse in 2008 of the country's financial system. (Available in Icelandic, together with excerpts in English entitled On February 11, 2010, the Supreme Court of Iceland upheld an injunction imposed in November 2007 against Istorrent (www.torrent.is), the country's largest torrent (file-sharing) website, and its operator, Svavar Landuacute;thersson, and ordered Istorrent to pay... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401853_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Extensive Revisions to Tax Regime Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401757_text Taxation - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12. Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The West Iceland Public Health Authority had halted production, citing food production regulations; a complete, nationalandnbsp;prohibition was imposed on January 20, According to Iceland's Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the country has decided to withdraw its request to join the European Union, at least for the present. He It was reported on February 20, 2013, that Halla Gunnarsdottir, an advisor in Iceland's Ministry of the Interior, has said that consensus is developing in the country On March 13, 2012, Iceland's Parliament (Althingi) adopted Act No. 17/2012 Amending the Foreign Exchange Act, No. 87/1992. (Amendments of the Foreign Exchange Act, Central Bank of Iceland website (Mar. 15, 2012).) It was reported On September 5, 2011, the trial of Geir Haarde, former Prime Minister of Iceland, opened in the Landsdomur, a 15-member special court established to try criminal cases involving Cabinet ministers. Haarde faces charges of intentional or Iceland's Minister of the Interior, andOuml;gmundur Jonasson, recently proposed changing the way funding is allocated to support facilities for persons seeking asylum in the country. He argued that the current system, in which such funding is Geir Haarde, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, pleaded not guilty on June 7, 2011, to charges of gross negligence in connection with the collapse of the country's banking system in 2008. More specifically, Haarde is The Althingi, Iceland's Parliament, passed a bill on February 16, 2011, on Icesave deposits, the high-yield savings accounts offered by the online bank Icesave in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The purpose of the legislation In a November 9, 2010, report on the progress made by nations applying for European Union membership, the European Commission praised Iceland's recent reforms. The report was a follow-up to the February 2010 recommendation by the On September 11, 2010, a nine-member parliamentary commission in Iceland recommended that the former Prime Minister of that country, Geir Haarde, be charged, tried, and punished for negligence in connection with the 2008 financial crisis. In June 2010 Iceland's Parliament (Alandthorn;ingi) approved several measures related to taxation. Temporary legislation approved on June 15 makes concessions available for direct investment in the country. It will remain in effect until December 31, 2013 Iceland's application to join the European Union, formally submitted on July 27, 2009, is moving the country a step closer to eventually joining the European Union as a full member. The European Council concluded on June The Althingi, Iceland's parliament, on June 11, 2010, unanimously approved same-sex marriages. The new concept of marriage as being neutral on gender-orientation will replace the existing practice of registered partnerships for gay couples, which has On April 12, 2010, a Special Investigation Committee of the Althingi, Iceland's parliament, released a special report on the collapse in 2008 of the country's financial system. (Available in Icelandic, together with excerpts in English entitled On February 11, 2010, the Supreme Court of Iceland upheld an injunction imposed in November 2007 against Istorrent (www.torrent.is), the country's largest torrent (file-sharing) website, and its operator, Svavar Landuacute;thersson, and ordered Istorrent to pay On December 21, 2009, the Althingi (Iceland's parliament) passed into law major changes to the country's taxation system. The changes include institution of a three-bracket progressive tax regime for personal income, an increase in the capital... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401757_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Parliament Signals Agreement on Joining European Union http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401448_text International affairs - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12. Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The West Iceland Public Health Authority had halted production, citing food production regulations; a complete, nationalandnbsp;prohibition was imposed on January 20, According to Iceland's Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the country has decided to withdraw its request to join the European Union, at least for the present. He It was reported on February 20, 2013, that Halla Gunnarsdottir, an advisor in Iceland's Ministry of the Interior, has said that consensus is developing in the country On March 13, 2012, Iceland's Parliament (Althingi) adopted Act No. 17/2012 Amending the Foreign Exchange Act, No. 87/1992. (Amendments of the Foreign Exchange Act, Central Bank of Iceland website (Mar. 15, 2012).) It was reported On September 5, 2011, the trial of Geir Haarde, former Prime Minister of Iceland, opened in the Landsdomur, a 15-member special court established to try criminal cases involving Cabinet ministers. Haarde faces charges of intentional or Iceland's Minister of the Interior, andOuml;gmundur Jonasson, recently proposed changing the way funding is allocated to support facilities for persons seeking asylum in the country. He argued that the current system, in which such funding is Geir Haarde, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, pleaded not guilty on June 7, 2011, to charges of gross negligence in connection with the collapse of the country's banking system in 2008. More specifically, Haarde is The Althingi, Iceland's Parliament, passed a bill on February 16, 2011, on Icesave deposits, the high-yield savings accounts offered by the online bank Icesave in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The purpose of the legislation In a November 9, 2010, report on the progress made by nations applying for European Union membership, the European Commission praised Iceland's recent reforms. The report was a follow-up to the February 2010 recommendation by the On September 11, 2010, a nine-member parliamentary commission in Iceland recommended that the former Prime Minister of that country, Geir Haarde, be charged, tried, and punished for negligence in connection with the 2008 financial crisis. In June 2010 Iceland's Parliament (Alandthorn;ingi) approved several measures related to taxation. Temporary legislation approved on June 15 makes concessions available for direct investment in the country. It will remain in effect until December 31, 2013 Iceland's application to join the European Union, formally submitted on July 27, 2009, is moving the country a step closer to eventually joining the European Union as a full member. The European Council concluded on June The Althingi, Iceland's parliament, on June 11, 2010, unanimously approved same-sex marriages. The new concept of marriage as being neutral on gender-orientation will replace the existing practice of registered partnerships for gay couples, which has On April 12, 2010, a Special Investigation Committee of the Althingi, Iceland's parliament, released a special report on the collapse in 2008 of the country's financial system. (Available in Icelandic, together with excerpts in English entitled On February 11, 2010, the Supreme Court of Iceland upheld an injunction imposed in November 2007 against Istorrent (www.torrent.is), the country's largest torrent (file-sharing) website, and its operator, Svavar Landuacute;thersson, and ordered Istorrent to pay On December 21, 2009, the Althingi (Iceland's parliament) passed into law major changes to the country's taxation system. The changes include institution of a three-bracket progressive tax regime for personal income, an increase in the capital Under the Treaty on European Union (EU) any European State may apply for membership of the EU (subject to criteria set by the European Council at its 1993 summit in Copenhagen). All EU Members (27 at... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 21 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401448_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Child Sexual Exploitation Convention Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540265_text Children - On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) to ease capital controls and bank regulation in the country, provided certain conditions are met. The regulations were set On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (821 Frumvarp, Heligi Hrafn Gunanrson, Althingi [Parliament] website (last visited July 15, 2015).)The crime of blasphemy had been on the On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief Executive of Kaupthing Bank, the CEO of its Luxembourg branch, the Chairman of the Board, and the bank's largest shareholder Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they gave their daughter a name not previously used in Iceland for a girl. (Anita Rienstra, Icelandic Parents Facing Iceland's Parliament, the Alandthorn;ingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the country's tax laws. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect from January 1, 2015. (Hjordis B. Gunnarsdottir, On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available to all Icelanders who wanted to claim them. The digital currency is a competitor of Bitcoin and meant to cater In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors were among the parties imprisoned for fraud in connection with the banking crisis of 2008. (Domur: H;raandeth;sdoms Reykjavikur 12. Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The West Iceland Public Health Authority had halted production, citing food production regulations; a complete, nationalandnbsp;prohibition was imposed on January 20, According to Iceland's Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the country has decided to withdraw its request to join the European Union, at least for the present. He It was reported on February 20, 2013, that Halla Gunnarsdottir, an advisor in Iceland's Ministry of the Interior, has said that consensus is developing in the country On March 13, 2012, Iceland's Parliament (Althingi) adopted Act No. 17/2012 Amending the Foreign Exchange Act, No. 87/1992. (Amendments of the Foreign Exchange Act, Central Bank of Iceland website (Mar. 15, 2012).) It was reported On September 5, 2011, the trial of Geir Haarde, former Prime Minister of Iceland, opened in the Landsdomur, a 15-member special court established to try criminal cases involving Cabinet ministers. Haarde faces charges of intentional or Iceland's Minister of the Interior, andOuml;gmundur Jonasson, recently proposed changing the way funding is allocated to support facilities for persons seeking asylum in the country. He argued that the current system, in which such funding is Geir Haarde, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, pleaded not guilty on June 7, 2011, to charges of gross negligence in connection with the collapse of the country's banking system in 2008. More specifically, Haarde is The Althingi, Iceland's Parliament, passed a bill on February 16, 2011, on Icesave deposits, the high-yield savings accounts offered by the online bank Icesave in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The purpose of the legislation In a November 9, 2010, report on the progress made by nations applying for European Union membership, the European Commission praised Iceland's recent reforms. The report was a follow-up to the February 2010 recommendation by the On September 11, 2010, a nine-member parliamentary commission in Iceland recommended that the former Prime Minister of that country, Geir Haarde, be charged, tried, and punished for negligence in connection with the 2008 financial crisis. In June 2010 Iceland's Parliament (Alandthorn;ingi) approved several measures related to taxation. Temporary legislation approved on June 15 makes concessions available for direct investment in the country. It will remain in effect until December 31, 2013 Iceland's application to join the European Union, formally submitted on July 27, 2009, is moving the country a step closer to eventually joining the European Union as a full member. The European Council concluded on June The Althingi, Iceland's parliament, on June 11, 2010, unanimously approved same-sex marriages. The new concept of marriage as being neutral on gender-orientation will replace the existing practice of registered partnerships for gay couples, which has On April 12, 2010, a Special Investigation Committee of the Althingi, Iceland's parliament, released a special report on the collapse in 2008 of the country's financial system. (Available in Icelandic, together with excerpts in English entitled On February 11, 2010, the Supreme Court of Iceland upheld an injunction imposed in November 2007 against Istorrent (www.torrent.is), the country's largest torrent (file-sharing) website, and its operator, Svavar Landuacute;thersson, and ordered Istorrent to pay On December 21, 2009, the Althingi (Iceland's parliament) passed into law major changes to the country's taxation system. The changes include institution of a three-bracket progressive tax regime for personal income, an increase in the capital Under the Treaty on European Union (EU) any European State may apply for membership of the EU (subject to criteria set by the European Council at its 1993 summit in Copenhagen). All EU Members (27 at On February 4, 2008, Iceland signed the Council of Europe's Convention on the Protection of Children Against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201, available at http://www.conventions.coe.int/Treaty/Commun/QueVoulezVous.asp?NT=201andamp;CM=1andamp;CL=ENG). Thus far, 27 states have signed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540265_text