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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

1.9 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 28 November 2023


The Icelandic government has plans to re-evaluate existing laws on the Ombudsman for children with the aim of introducing new judicial decisions. The aim of this reform is to ensure that Icelandic law is in full accordance with the demands the Convention on the Rights of the Child places on its member states and make the office of the Ombudsman more equipped to ensure that the convention is fulfilled in practice. The new provision will introduce a new responsibility for the office of the Ombudsman for children, namely, to collect and disseminate information and data about children and certain groups of children in the Icelandic community.