Iceland: “Waking up to nothing” Harmful and unjustified use of pre-trial solitary confinement

Amnesty International’s research evidences an abusive use of solitary confinement in pre-trial detention in Iceland. The report is based on extensive desk research as well as interviews with relevant experts from across the justice system and people subjected to solitary confinement. The findings show that, contrary to the international prohibition on torture and other ill treatment, it is evident that Iceland routinely applies solitary confinement for prolonged periods and even to people with pre-existing vulnerabilities, such as children and people with disabilities that would be exacerbated by solitary confinement.

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