About the study
In October 2007 the United Nations Human Rights Committee issued its opinion on the complaint of two fishermen against the Icelandic State, where 12 committee members (of 18) deemed the Act on Fisheries Management a violation of Article 26 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights regarding the equality of all.
The above conclusion of the committee elicited various opinions on the construction of the agreement's rule of equality, and how the Icelandic legislation on fisheries management ought to be revised. This prompted research under the auspices of the Institute of Human Rights on the opinions of the Human Rights Committee; they were reviewed and categorized according to the type of discriminatory situation being examined each time, in an attempt to shed light on the Human Rights Committee's methods of construction.
The findings of the research, which are published on the institute's website, should be useful to most parties – the Icelandic government, law students, attorneys and courts.
This involves a summary of all the opinions with links to the original text in English, as well as an abstract of each and every opinion in Icelandic, also with links to the original text.
See here in Icelandic:
Discrimination on the grounds of marital status
Discrimination on the grounds of gender
Discrimination on the grounds of citizenship
Discrimination on the grounds of other reasons
Discrimination on the grounds of age
Discrimination on the grounds of possession of assets or residence
Discrimination on the grounds of opinion or religion
The Ministry of the Interior.