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National situation and policy developments

The responsibility for efforts to prevent and punish trafficking lay mainly with the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Justice; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was also involved in anti-trafficking efforts.

The icelandic law prohibits trafficking in persons with the aim of sexual abuse or forced labor and provides for imprisonment of up to eight years for those found guilty.

A working group of representatives of various agencies and NGOs has been established, in order to form a network of support upon definition of VOT.

The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police is responsible for the return process but a safe and formal return process doesn’t exist yet.

Some legal provisions

Reflection period for VOTs: none.

Residence permits for VOTs: -