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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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Dr. Denis Mukwege winner of the Scandinavian Human Dignity Award 2016

Dr. Denis Mukwege winner of the Scandinavian Human Dignity Award 2016

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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Linda Steen

Linda Steen

On 22-26 September 2016, the trial concerning Linda Steen and Sörmlands Landsting will be held at the District Court of Nyköping. Linda Steen has filed a lawsuit against Sörmland County for violation of her freedom of conscience, freedom of religion and freedom of thought and opinion under the European Convention on Human Rights, and she has claimed damages for those violations. The European Convention, which is Swedish law since 1995, gives everyone, according to article 9, the right to freedom of conscience. This article may only be restricted if it is supported by law and if it is necessary in a democratic society.

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