Country Iceland
Year 2010
Type of Measure Education > Formal education
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


Among the courses offered to law students at the University of Iceland is a course entitled: Violent Crime from a Women's Rights Perspective. The course covers legal rules regarding the following categories of crime, including general principles of criminal liability and penalties: rape and other offences involving sexual intercourse, sexual abuse against children, and domestic violence. Legal rules governing a few aspects of criminal procedure, i.e. the burden of proof and the victim's legal status. The topics will be analyzed from the perspective of women's rights. The course aims at providing students with a solid knowledge of the nature and subject of gender based violence and making them capable of solving legal problems in the field.

Source of Information

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