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COVID-19 deaths occurred disproportionately among older people and in immigrant communities. Despite the pandemic, authorities carried out hundreds of evictions.
Europe and Central Asia Indigenous People

Sweden: More action needed on rape, vulnerable EU migrants and Sami people – Human rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review outcome on Sweden

The UN Human Rights Council adopted the outcome of the Universal Periodic Review of Sweden on 29 September 2020 during its 45th session. This is Amnesty International’s statement on the outcome prior to the adoption of the report of the review. Amnesty International also contributed to the...
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sexual Violence

Criminalization and Prosecution of Rape in Europe: Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

Amnesty International presents its submissions on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, as contributions to her thematic report on rape as a grave and...
Europe and Central Asia Sexual Rights

Sweden: Criminalization and Prosecution of Rape in the Sweden – Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

Amnesty International presents its responses to the questionnaire on criminalization and prosecution of rape in Sweden. This submission has been prepared in response to the call for contributions issued by the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and...
Europe and Central Asia Discrimination

Sweden: Rights for all? The case of rape survivors and “vulnerable EU citizens”: Amnesty International Submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 35th Session of the UPR Working Group, 20-31 January 2020

In this submission, Amnesty International raises concern about the high number of cases of rape and other sexual violence affecting women and girls that never lead to prosecution; violations of the rights of so-called “vulnerable EU citizens” in Sweden, most of whom are Roma; and the failure to...
Europe and Central Asia Discrimination

Sweden: Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, 63th Session, 15 February – 4 March 2016

Amnesty International submits this briefing to the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in advance of the review of the eighth and ninth combined periodic reports of Sweden from 15 February to 4 March 2016. In this submission, Amnesty International sets...