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Row over UN child law

Published torsdag 3 november 2011 kl 14.28

Sweden's government is split over whether UN criticism of this country's child protection laws are justified.

The UN wants their Convention on the Right of the Child to be written into Swedish law. But a government investigation published today says that Swedish law already covers most of the important angles.

Emma von Corswant is a legal expert at Unicef. She says that the current laws are not enough.

Minister Maria Larsson, of the Christian Democrats, is one of the top politicians who thinks the Convention should become law. With her are other parties and state agencies. But this move is opposed by two government parties: the Centre Party, and the heavyweight Moderates.

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