Iceland regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Iceland’s Criminal Code contains a substantive-offence provision. Iceland’s data, collected by the National Police Commissioner, include cases of discrimination and defamation.

Legislation | TANDIS


Official country information

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced
2015   10 Not available Not available
2014   8 Not available Not available
2012   6 Not available Not available
2011   1 Not available Not available
2010   2 Not available Not available
2009   Not available 0 0

Civil society information

No information is available.

IGO information


Bias against Muslims
  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported an incident of vandalism on an Islamic cultural centre.

ODIHR key observations

ODIHR observes that the law enforcement agencies of Iceland have not recorded the bias motivations of hate crimes.