Practice Relating to Rule 120. Accommodation for Children Deprived of Their Liberty
Upon ratification of the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child, Iceland stated:
The separation of juvenile prisoners from adult prisoners is not obligatory under Icelandic law. However, the law relating to prisons and imprisonment provides that when deciding in which penal institution imprisonment is to take place account should be taken of, inter alia
, the age of the prisoner. In light of the circumstances prevailing in Iceland it is expected that decisions on the imprisonment of juveniles will always take account of the juvenile’s best interests.