Þórdís Kolbrún Gylfadóttir New Minister of Justice

Pictured above: Iceland’s cabinet. Þórdís Kolbrún sits far left. Photo: Golli. The current Minister of Tourism, Industry, and Innovation Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir will add the [...]

New Minister of Justice Chosen Today

A cabinet meeting will be held at 4.00pm this afternoon to decide on a new Minister of Justice, RÚV reports. The post was vacated yesterday when Sigríður Andersen announced she would be stepping [...]

Minister of Justice Sigríður Andersen Steps Down

Pictured above: Sigríður Andersen leaving the press conference today. Minister of Justice Sigríður Andersen announced minutes ago that she will step down as Minister of Justice until the matter [...]

Minister of Justice Will Not Resign Over Court of Human Rights Decision

Minister of Justice Sigríður Andersen sees no reason to resign over the European Court of Human Rights verdict. The court ruled that Iceland violated Article 6 of the European Convention of Human [...]

Appeals Court Appointments Illegal, Says European Court of Human Rights

Iceland violated Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights, meant to ensure individuals’ right to a fair trial, in the appointment of judges to the recently established Court of [...]

New Court Takes Effect in Iceland

Fourteen judges assume their posts today in the newly formed Land’s Court, which adds a new tier to Iceland’s judicial system.

Supreme Court Rules Judge Appointment Illegal

Lawyers Ástráður Haraldsson and Jóhannes Rúnar Jóhannsson will receive compensation for the illegitimate handling of their application to Landsréttur, a newly formed mid-level court in [...]

Judicial Appointments to New Court Confirmed

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.

Nominations for New Court Approved

Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, has approved the minister of justice’s 15 nominations to Landsréttur court.

Three Tier Judicial System Approved

Today, Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, passed a bill presented by Minister of the Interior Ólöf Nordal, bringing major changes to the judicial system.

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