Podcast: Two hundred and fifty years of free speech in Sweden – celebrations and challenges

This podcast, featuring a historian, a diplomat, free expression expert Mélody Patry and the Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks, explores the evolution of free speech in the country and the challenges it faces now from creeping censorship and “fake news.”

Court backs Sweden over blog’s Nazi jibe

A refusal to hold the owner of a blog liable for a defamatory anonymous online comment did not violate the convention.

Podcast: Moein Hosseini – ‘From Tehran to Stockholm – My refugee story’

In this podcast, Iranian Moein Hosseini talks frankly about his flight from Tehran to Stockholm as a teenager and the three-year journey from school to his new life as a documentary film-maker and refugee rights activist in Sweden.

Sweden: Sudanese family loses female genital mutilation deportation complaint

The case concerned the family’s complaint that two daughters would be at risk of being exposed to female genital mutilation (“FGM”) if they were expelled to Sudan.

Court: Sweden must assess consequences of Iranian’s Christianity conversion before taking deportation decision

The complaint concerned the refusal of asylum to an Iranian national converted to Christianity in Sweden. The applicant, F.G., notably alleged that, if expelled to Iran, he would be at a real risk of being persecuted and punished or sentenced to death owing to his political past in the country and his conversion from Islam to Christianity.