(English) Criticism for Sweden’s Prisons Human Rights management

On May 20, 2016, Liberties referred about the UN Human Rights Committee’s report on how well Sweden lives up to the UN’s International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Among several areas, when it comes to the situation for people who have been deprived of their liberty, the committee states that Sweden’s extended periods of detention have to be shortened and that isolation of detainees must be stopped, particularly with regards to young detainees. Restrictions against young inmates in Sweden have been criticized by, among others, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child .(1)

The Committee regrets that, despite recent reforms, the legal framework regulating pretrial detention is still deficient in a number of respects, including the absence of a statutory time limit on the duration of pretrial detention. Moreover, Sweden’s deficiency in terms of psychiatric care has caught the attention of the CRPD Committee.

(1).Committee on the Rights of the Child, Concluding observations on the fifth periodic report of Sweden, CRC/C/SWE/CO/5, 6 March 2015, para 25.)

Read the UN’s criticism against Sweden in full on:



For more information see:  http://www.liberties.eu/en/news/human-rights-in-sweden-reviewed-by-un-and-ngos

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