Althingi - Parliament of Iceland
IS - 150 - Reykjavik
Working language: English
27/01/2023 | 11:29:17 Thank you. We need a strong network of academic experts who base their expertise on the values of the Council of Europe. We need academic freedom in the face of political pressure. In Iceland, we have a problem with this. Academic experts in governance are extremely reluctant to go on record and say that the Minister of Finance can't sell his father's shares of a nationalised bank during a closed bidding session. One of the reasons for that is recently this same Minister of Finance denied the... 27/01/2023 | 10:43:36 Lethal autonomous weapon systems. I will speak candidly here and quote the fictional character John Connor from The Terminator movies, "All my life my mother told me the storm was coming, Judgment Day, the beginning of the war between man and machines". Perhaps a bit dramatic but let us not follow fool ourselves, we are talking about terminator systems. RoboCop would also be a good reference but for the sake of brevity, let us call them "terminators". Make no mistake. The invention of this... 25/01/2023 | 12:31:09 Thank you. It is in trying times when human rights have the most value, and at the same time they are hardest to defend. The desire to protect public health with mass surveillance via contact tracing applications is understandable from the perspective of a practical person. This is an option that could possibly have a very big impact on public health. But it is in the face of these options that breach the right to a private life, a right that is so precious that we must ask ourselves what the...
30/01/2023 | Doc. 15697 | Motion for a resolution Misuse of the anti-money laundering measures and countering the financing of terrorism regulations as a tool of transnational repression 30/01/2023 | Doc. 15700 | Motion for a resolution Global rules to eliminate all forms of religious oppression 30/01/2023 | Doc. 15701 | Motion for a resolution The foreseeable wealth gap in the automated future 30/01/2023 | Doc. 15702 | Motion for a recommendation Socialising at schools, a means for students' well-being 27/01/2023 | Doc. 15696 | Written declaration Financial assistance for Palestinian Interior Ministry and security services must be withheld until significant human rights progress is made
27/01/2023 | Doc. 15683, vote on the draft text for resolution Emergence of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) and their necessary apprehension through European human rights law 27/01/2023 | Doc. 15675, vote on the draft text for resolution Building the Open Council of Europe Academic Networks (OCEAN) 25/01/2023 | Doc. 15674, vote on the draft text for resolution Environmental impact of armed conflicts 25/01/2023 | Doc. 15674, vote on the draft text for recommendation Environmental impact of armed conflicts 25/01/2023 | Doc. 15648, vote on the draft text for resolution Contact tracing applications: ethical, cultural and educational challenges