Country Iceland
Year 2018
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Iceland amended its criminal law in 2018 regarding rape. It stipulates that sexual intercourse or participation in a similar sexual act needs to be consensual. Otherwise, the act constitutes rape. The law also stipulates that consent is considered irrelevant if given as a result of the use of threats of violence or other unlawful coercion.

Source of Information

Iceland's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.54