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Iceland may become first European country to ban web porn
Icelandic Names Will No Longer Be Gendered
Iceland is considering banning web pornography in bid to save young children from it's damaging effects, and by doing so it would become the first western country to block filth available online. Fears about the detrimental effects on children have led the government to work on legal measures to try and stop the flood of graphic sexual material reaching the island's shores, the Daily Mail reports. A study by the Iceland government suggested that children, who are exposed to violent pornography at an early age, showed similar signs of trauma to those who had been actually abused methods under consideration include blocking porn IP addresses and making it illegal to use Icelandic credit cards to access x-rated sites. The argument that porn violates the rights of both women who appear in it and children who are exposed to it is the cornerstone of the new proposals under discussion.
INSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN ICELAND
Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies. No information is available. Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations. The Ministry of the Environment is responsible both for policy co-operation and national coordination of matters related to sustainable development at the national level in Iceland. The Environmental Impact Assessment Act was adopted in , and implementation of this act is beginning to yield results in the sense that environmental consideration is much more prominant factor in project development.
This means that anyone will be able to take any name in the registry, irrespective of gender, and marks a major change in Icelandic naming conventions. The removal of gender from given names is one of the changes that will go into effect as part of the Gender Autonomy Act that parliament passed last week. It applies to both parents naming their children and to adults who want to officially change their names. Under the previous naming laws, no name could be given to both men and women, except in rare cases where there was an existing precedent for this.