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The UN Committee against torture stops expulsion of convert to Pakistan

The UN Committee against torture stops expulsion of convert to Pakistan

Ammar*, a Pakistani human rights activist, fled to Sweden after being subjected to detention and torture in Pakistan. During his time in Sweden, he converted from Islam to Christianity. Swedish authorities rejected his application for a residence permit and decided to expel Abdul, despite the risk of torture and death penalty in Pakistan, which is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for Christians.

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Scandinavian Human Dignity Award 2017 to the Swedish Salvation Army for their work against trafficking in human beings

Scandinavian Human Dignity Award 2017 to the Swedish Salvation Army for their work against trafficking in human beings

On November 22, the Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers and the Scandinavian Human Rights Committee awarded the Swedish Salvation Army with the Scandinavian Human Dignity Award. The award was given to the managers of the Salvation Army’s sheltered housing for women exposed to trafficking, abuse and exploitation. The award ceremony took place in the Salvation Army’s headquarters in Stockholm, with the presence of women and children living in the shelters of the Salvation Army.

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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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Trafficking Case – Savka

Trafficking Case – Savka

When Savka* was 15 years old she was forced by her father to marry a man who used drugs and was aggressive. After some time, she gave birth to a daughter who died after two months. She left her husband and returned to her father who sold her to a man in Sweden after one week’s time. When Savka refused to go she was abused by her father.

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

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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Trafficking Case – Madeleine and her son

Trafficking Case – Madeleine and her son

MADELEINE* APPLIED FOR asylum in Sweden in 2009. Madeleine, an orphan, had previously been forced to prostitution since she was a child in her home country in western Africa and was imprisoned after having participated in a pornographic movie. When she was...

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