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Human trafficking, sexual abuse and violence – how can we cooperate to make a change?

Human trafficking, sexual abuse and violence – how can we cooperate to make a change?

On October 5, 2017 the European Court of Human Rights decided to close the case of C.A. and P.A. v. Sweden (75348/16) as the Swedish authorities have now assured the European Court that a 28-year-old mother and her 6-year-old daughter will not be transferred to Italy but will have their application for asylum examined in Sweden. The European Court of Human Rights therefore considers that the family is no longer at risk of inhumane and degrading treatment or slavery in the form of trafficking in human beings in Italy, thus closing the case.

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The European Court of Human Rights makes final decision in human trafficking case

On October 5, 2017 the European Court of Human Rights decided to close the case of C.A. and P.A. v. Sweden (75348/16) as the Swedish authorities have now assured the European Court that a 28-year-old mother and her 6-year-old daughter will not be transferred to Italy but will have their application for asylum examined in Sweden. The European Court of Human Rights therefore considers that the family is no longer at risk of inhumane and degrading treatment or slavery in the form of trafficking in human beings in Italy, thus closing the case.

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Swedish Midwife Case to the European Court of Human Rights

Swedish Midwife Case to the European Court of Human Rights

Uppsala, Sweden: On April 12 the Swedish Labour Court ruled against midwife Ellinor Grimmark who was unjustly denied employment by three different hospitals because of her conscientious objection to abortion and because she expressed her opinion publicly in the media....

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Workshop & Study Visit Uppsala Sweden

Workshop & Study Visit Uppsala Sweden

A workshop & study visit was organized in Uppsala Sweden between 9-10 March 2017 as part of the transnational project Strenghtening multidisciplinary cooperation to ensure an effective referral,...

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Join us in the fight to abolish slavery and human trafficking

Join us in the fight to abolish slavery and human trafficking

The Scandinavian Human Dignity Award is presented annually by the Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers & Committe, to a person or an organization which has made a special contribution to human rights, all of which derive from the inherent dignity of the human person and are essential for his free and full development. 

The 2016 Award winner is Dr. Denis Mukwege, Medical Director at the Panzi Hospital in Eastern Congo, where thousands of women and children that are victims of sexual violence and human trafficking, have been treated. Dr. Mukwege is world famous for his treatment to victims of rape in the conflict-ridden Congo and he has challenged both the UN and the international community and has become a spokesperson for the victims of the war in Congo. 

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