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War Crimes

Amnesty Call for Change in Swedish Legislation

Published tisdag 3 februari 2009 kl 10.59

Amnesty International says Swedish laws are lacking when it comes to crimes like genocide, crimes against humanity and torture. They demand that Sweden introduce a universal jurisdiction for these crimes.

Internationally, Sweden’s stand in these matters is clear, but this is not mirrored at home. Amnesty claims that many of these crimes do not clearly fit into Swedish legislation and that   there are several international crimes that are wrongly subject to the statute of limitations. Also, political involvement in matters such as extradition and prosecution is allowed in Sweden.

Amnesty demand that Sweden rectifies these matters, or they fear that Sweden will become a haven for war criminals. They estimate that abut 1500 international war criminals are resident in Sweden today.

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