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Sweden should enhance protection of asylum seekers and persons with disabilities

Strasbourg 16/02/2018
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Sweden should enhance protection of asylum seekers and persons with disabilities

Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, released a report today following his visit Sweden in October 2017. During the visit, the Commissioner held discussions on the human rights of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers and the human rights of persons with disabilities.

As regards the situation of persons with disabilities, the Commissioner calls for the full incorporation into Swedish law of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Welcoming the extension of the protection afforded by the Discrimination Act to include the denial of reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities, he encourages the authorities to further expand the scope of protection to all spheres of life.

More information about the Commissioner's report following his visit to Sweden is available on this page