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School Expulsion Violated Teen's Rights

The Parliamentary Ombudsman has ruled that the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture did not act in accordance with the law when it affirmed a high school’s decision to expel a 16-year-old boy in 2016.

MP Walks Out of Symposium Over Gender Imbalance

Dissatisfied with the gender imbalance of speakers and panel participants, Albertína Friðbjörg Elíasdóttir, MP for the Social Democratic Alliance, walked out of an electricity symposium in Akureyri yesterday....

Debate Rages Over Bill to Change Naming Law

The debate over a new bill that would make sweeping changes to Iceland’s naming law continues to rage, with the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies and Samtökin 78 issuing statements on both sides of the matter this week.

Alþingi parliament

Bill Proposes Dissolving Naming Committee

MPs of the Reform Party, Pirate Party, and Social Democratic Alliance have put forth a bill proposing substantial amendments to Iceland’s naming laws, including dissolving the Icelandic Naming Committee.

Syrian refugees at Bessastaðir.

Restored Honour Abolished

Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, had its last parliamentary session yesterday before the upcoming elections. Due to the time being very short, not a lot was settled upon.

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