Mänskliga rättigheter

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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New trial regarding freedom of conscience – employment was withdrawn

After the case of Ellinor Grimmark the trial between the midwife Linda Steen and Sörmland County is now initiated.- In this case we have only claimed damages due to violation of her rights according to the European Convention on Human Rights, says Linda Steen’s legal representative, Ruth Nordstrom, to the newspaper Dagen.
When Ellinor Grimmark, who, like Linda Steen, can not participate in the performance of abortions, filed her lawsuit she wanted both compensation for discrimination and damages for the violation of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.

- Another difference is that Linda Steen actually had a contract agreement with the Sörmland County, says Ruth Nordstrom.

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Swedish Court ignores International Law protecting Freedom of Conscience

Swedish Court ignores International Law protecting Freedom of Conscience

Judgment delivered in the Swedish Midwife Case

Jönköping, Sweden:

The Jönköping District Court ruled Thursday against midwife Ellinor Grimmark who was unjustly denied employment by three different hospitals because of her conscientious objection to abortion.

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