Law and Order
Icelandic law is primarily comprised of statutes adopted by Althingi, the Icelandic parliament, but also includes orders issued by the executive branch of the state, mainly in the form of regulations. All laws and orders of the executive authority are to be published in the Official Gazette of Iceland (Icel. Stjórnartíðindi). The police and prosecutors are responsible for law enforcement. The courts, and to some extent public administrative bodies, resolve legal disputes.
It is the responsibility of the Ministry of Justice to make public the rules of law which apply in Iceland. Agencies of law enforcement, that is offices of the police, the Icelandic Coast Guard, public prosecutors, the courts, the Prisons and Probation Administration, the prisons and the District Commissioners, also fall within the mandate of the Ministry of Justice.