Government publishes new English translation of criminal code

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Sweden released a new English translation of its criminal code this month, the first official version published in the last 20 years.

A previous translation was done in 1999, but didn't have any amendments that have been made to the criminal code since then.

The government says the new online translation will also be kept up-to-date, as new laws are added or changes are made.

Mari-Ann Roos, who has worked as a judge, oversaw the project with a team of two others. She said getting the legal text from Swedish to English proved to be a challenge at times.