Country Iceland
Year 2010
Type of Measure Justice > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The Judiciary Council has as well issued guidelines regarding the handling of cases before the courts, for example regarding the hearing of a child (under 15 years of age) that has been sexually abused and how to conduct a hearing when the accused must leave the courtroom in order for the victim to testify due to the fact that his presence can cause the victim particular difficulty or influence his or her testimony.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Iceland to the questionnaire on violence 2010