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Sweden: A cold welcome: Human rights of Roma and other 'vulnerable EU citizens' at risk

, Index number: EUR 42/9403/2018

Eastern Europeans, most of whom identify as Roma, are currently living in desperate and dangerous situations in Swedish cities and towns. In this report, Amnesty International explores barriers – structural, legal, and social – faced by EU citizens living in marginalization in Sweden. The report finds that the Swedish state fails to recognize the rights of this group. As a result, destitute EU migrants live in a social and legal limbo for years, without even a minimum of protection or support, while anti-Roma sentiments and anti-begging rhetoric permeate the public debate. Sweden has human rights obligations toward all people in the country, including non-citizens.

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