Strip club ban in Iceland

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The strip club ban in Iceland refers to a law made by the Icelandic Parliament (Alþingi)[1][2] The law officially took effect on 31 July 2010.[1] Siv Friðleifsdóttir was the first presenter of the bill.[1][2]


Strip clubs and nudity among their employees are still legal in most of Europe.

Iceland outlawed striptease in March 2010.[2] Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, then Iceland's Prime Minister, said: "The Nordic countries are leading the way on women's equality, recognizing women as equal citizens rather than commodities for sale." [3] The politician behind the bill, Kolbrún Halldórsdóttir, said: "It is not acceptable that women or people in general are a product to be sold."[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Bill in Iceland makes stripping illegal". UPI. 24 March 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Legislation Bans Stripping in Iceland". Iceland Review. 24 March 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Clark-Flory, Tracy (26 March 2010). "Iceland's stripping ban: Does the country's move to shut down strip clubs really make it the most "female-friendly on the planet"?". Retrieved 7 May 2010.