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Department of Personal Rights

Director: Berglind Bára Sigurjónsdóttir

The responsibilities of the Department of Personal Rights include family and children's affairs, foreign nationals, human rights, the Icelandic National Church, religious organisations and groups following non-religious convictions, and personal data protection. The department drafts legislation and amendments to laws and rules based upon them, provides direction and information for other public authorities and citizens, as well as handling a wide variety of administrative tasks included in its functions.

Functions and principal tasks

  • Family and children's affairs etc.
  • Foreign nationals and citizenship affairs
  • Human rights
  • Icelandic National Church, religious and non-religious communities, congregation fees and cemeteries
  • Sweepstakes and public fundraising
  • District Commissioners
  • Personal data protection


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