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Act on the Protection of the Rights of Disabled Persons, No.88/2011

Government of Iceland; Ministry of Social Affairs Country Resources Disability Legislation Iceland November 2018 Legislation/regulation discrimination, equality, human rights

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The aim of this Act is to ensure disabled persons appropriate support in the defense of their rights and to ensure that disabled persons’ right of self-determination is respected and that in cases where it becomes a matter of urgent necessary to intervene in their affairs, this will be done in full compliance with their security under law.

This Act was first enacted in 2011, with the latest amendments in 2018. For ongoing amendments and the latest version of the law, please refer to the links provided.

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