|Original name:||Lag (2009:724) om nationella minoriteter och minoritetsspråk.|
|Name:||National Minorities and Minority Languages Act (2009:724).|
|Subject(s):||Indigenous and tribal peoples|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Published on:||Fritzes författningssamling, 2009, Vecka 27, No. 16, 4 pp., ISSN: 1403-8889
|Bibliography:||Fritzes författningssamling, 2009, Vecka 27, No. 16, 4 pp., ISSN: 1403-8889
Act online in Swedish Regeringens rättsdatabaser, Notisum AB, www.notisum.se, Sweden, 4 pp. PDF (consulted on 2010-08-14)
|Abstract/Citation:||Introduces 21 articles with provisions for the rights of national minorities and the right to use national minority languages in the public administration and courts.
Art. 1-5 concern the content, scope and basic provisions of the act as well as the relation to EU frame Conventions on protection of national minorities and minority languages, and the Language Act (2009:600) of Sweden.
Art. 6-7 concern the geographic scope of the Act divided in municipalities.
Art. 8-12 concern the right to use national minority languages when communicating with official authorities.
Art. 13-16 concern the right to use national minority languages when communicating with the courts of law.
Art. 17-18 concern the use of minority languages in pre-school activities and in the elderly care system.
Art. 19 concerns potential exceptions for certain authorities to article 8 on the right to communicate with governmental agencies in a minority language.
Art. 20-21 concern the follow-up on the implementation of this act by public administration authorities.
The Act repeals the Act (1999:1175) concerning the right to use Sami language with public authorities, and the Act (1999:1176) concerning the right to use Finnish and Meänkeli languages with public authorities.