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  1. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (2011:742) amending the Discrimination Act (2008:567). (Lag (2011:742) om ändring i diskrimineringslagen (2008:567).) - Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2011-06-09 | Date of entry into force: 2011-08-01 | SWE-2011-L-89729

    Amends chapter 6 article 8 concerning application of provisions in the Act (1982:80) on employment protection in cases of termination of or dismissal from employment.

    Introduces a new article 3a to chapter 5 concerning refusal to comply with a judgement and introduces a new title preceding chapter 5 article 3a (refusal to comply with a judgement).

  2. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (2010:2006) amending the Act (2010:1263) amending the Parental Leave Act (1995:584). (Lag (2010:2006) om ändring i lagen (2010:1263) om ändring i föräldraledighetslagen (1995:584).) - Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-12-22 | SWE-2010-L-89773

    Amends article 8 concerning regulations respecting rights of workers to parental leave.

  3. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (2010:1991) amending the National Minorities and Minority Languages Ordinance (2009:1299). (Förordning (2010:1991) om ändring i förordningen (2009:1299) om nationella minoriteter och minoritetsspråk.) - Ordinance online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 2011-02-01 | SWE-2010-R-88288

    Amends articles 4 and 6 concerning the central government's annual review of applications and government contributions to local governments.

    Introduces an attachment to the ordinance.

  4. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (2010:1979) amending the Discrimination Act (2008:567). (Lag (2010:1979) om ändring i diskrimineringslagen (2008:567)) - Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 2011-04-01 | SWE-2010-L-88650

    Amends chapter 4 article 4 and 7 concerning financial penalty.

    Introduces a new article 15a to chapter 4, and a new title concerning notification of documents.

  5. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (2010:1263) amending the Parental Leave Act (1995:584). (Lag (2010:1263) om ändring i föräldraledighetslagen (1995:584).) - Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-11-18 | Date of entry into force: 2011-01-01 | SWE-2010-L-89772

    Amends article 5, 6, 8 and 10 concerning regulations on parental leave, parental allowance and employed persons adopting a child.

  6. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (2010:861) amending the Discrimination Act (2008:567). (Lag (2010:861) om ändring i diskrimineringslagen (2008:567).) - Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-06-23 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-01 | SWE-2010-L-88646

    Amends chapter 2 article 5, 6, and chapter 3 article 14 concerning the prohibition of discrimination and the obligation to prevent discrimination within activities arranged by an educational organiser.

  7. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (2010:464) amending the Discrimination Act (2008:567). (Lag (2010:464) om ändring i diskrimineringslagen (2008:567).) - Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-05-27 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-01 | SWE-2010-L-88643

    Amends chapter 2 article 15, 16 and title preceding chapter 2 article 15 concerning military and civilian service, and other similar military training in the Swedish armed forces (Försvarsmakten) and the duty to investigate and take action against harassment or sexual harassment.

  8. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (2010:196) amending the National Minorities and Minority Languages Ordinance (2009:1299). (Förordning (2010:196) om ändring i förordningen (2009:1299) om nationella minoriteter och minoritetsspråk.) - Ordinance online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-03-18 | Date of entry into force: 2010-05-01 | SWE-2010-R-88287

    Amends articles 2, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 10 concerning government contributions to local governments.

    Introduces an attachment to the ordinance.

  9. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (2010:21) on government funding of activities supporting national minority languages. (Förordning om statsbidrag för insatser till stöd för de nationella minoritetsspråken.) - Ordinance online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-01-21 | Date of entry into force: 2011-03-01 | SWE-2010-R-87949

    Contains 19 articles providing for rules respecting government funding for activities supporting the national minority languages​​. Minority languages covered by the Ordinance includes all varieties of ​​Finnish, Yiddish, Meänkieli, Romani Chib and Sami minority languages.

  10. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Minorities and Minority Languages Ordinance (2009:1299). (Förordning (2009:1299) om nationella minoriteter och minoritetsspråk.) - Ordinance online in Swedish, Basic Text Ordinance online in Swedish, Consolidated Text

    Adoption: 2009-11-26 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | SWE-2009-R-84369

    The consolidation of the Ordinance includes a total of 6 amending texts through December 2014 (up to Ordinance 2014:1543). The consolidated text includes various amendments.

    Contains provisions for the National Minorities and Minority Languages Act and instructions for state contributions to regional authorities to cover additional costs incurred by the act.

    Contains 14 articles concerning, inter alia:

    Articles 1-4: Content, the authorities responsible for follow-up and the opportunities of the minority groups of a municipality to choose which regional jurisdiction they will belong to.
    Articles 5-12: Conditions for and size of state contributions to regional authorities.
    Articles 13: Requirements for economic reporting from the regional authorities.
    Article 14: Appeals.

    Repeals ordinance (2000:868).

  11. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (2009:1051) to amend the Parental Leave Act (1995:584). - Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-11-05 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | SWE-2009-L-84462

    Amends article 8 concerning the right to parental leave, by referring to the Public Insurance Act (1962:381).

  12. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (2009:526) to amend the Discrimination Act (2008:567). - Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-05-20 | Date of entry into force: 2009-06-30 | SWE-2009-L-84438

    Amends chapter 3, article 12, concerning the obligation of employers to provide trade unions with information, by introducing references to the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (2009:400).

  13. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (2008:1401) respecting instructions for the Ombudsman Against Discrimination. (Förordning (2008:1401) med instruktion för Diskrimineringsombudsmannen.) - Ordinance on-line in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-12-18 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | SWE-2008-R-83175

    Assignments (arts. 1-2)
    Board (art.3)
    Mission (art.4)
    Advisory Committee (art.5)
    Staff Commission (art.6)
    Guiding ordinances (art.7)
    Exceptions (art. 8)
    Management (arts.9-10)

  14. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (2008:1328) respecting instructions for the Non-Discrimination Commission. (Förordning (2008:1238) med instruktion för Nämnden mot diskriminering.) - Act on-line in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-12-11 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | SWE-2008-R-83163

    Assignments (art.1)
    Board (arts. 2-3.)
    Organisation (arts.4-5)
    Management (arts.6-16)
    Mission (arts.17-23)
    Reporting (art.24)
    Exceptions (art.25)
    Repeals Ordinances 2007:1032 and 2007:1033 (Förordning (2007:1033) med instruktion för Jämställdhetsnämnden)

  15. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance(2008:634) to amend Ordinance (2007:1034) respecting instructions for the ombudsman for disabled persons. - Act on-line in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-06-18 | Date of entry into force: 2008-10-01 | SWE-2008-R-83057

    Changes article 2 concerning the role of the Ombudsman when maintaining relations with certain authorities, schools and universities, companies and organisations.

  16. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (2008:635) to amend ordinance (2007:1036) respecting instructions for the Ombudsman Against Discrimination on grounds of Sexual Orientation. - Act on-line in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-06-18 | Date of entry into force: 2008-10-01 | SWE-2008-R-83058

    Changes article 2 concerning the role of the Ombudsman when cooperating with organisations, authorities, schools and universities.

  17. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Discrimination Act (2008:567). (Diskrimineringslag (2008:567).) - Act on-line in Swedish, Basic Text Act on-line in English, Basic Text Act on-line in Swedish, Consolidated Text

    Adoption: 2008-06-05 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | SWE-2008-L-83136

    The consolidation of the Act includes a total of 9 amending texts through June 2014 (up to Act 2014:958). The consolidated text includes various amendments.

    Contains 6 chapters concerning, intern alia:

    Chapter 1: Introductory provisions.
    Chapter 2: Prohibition of discrimination and reprisals.
    Chapter 3: Active measures.
    Chapter 4: Supervision.
    Chapter 5: Compensation and Invalidity.
    Chapter 6: Legal Proceedings.

  18. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Discrimination Ombudsman Act (2008:568). (Lag om Diskrimineringsombudsmannen (2008:568).) - Act on-line in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-06-05 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | SWE-2008-L-83137

    Assignments (art.1)
    Further Counseling (art.2)
    Miscellaneous (art.3)

  19. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (2008:342) respecting cost adjustment for service and support to certain disabled persons. (Lag (2008:342) om utjämning av kostnader för stöd och service till vissa funktionshindrade.) - Act on-line in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-05-22 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | SWE-2008-L-83032

    Introductory provision (art. 1)
    Assessment of contributions and fees (arts. 2-4)
    Decision making (arts. 5-6)
    Appeals (art. 6)

  20. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (2008:224) to amend Act (2006:67) prohibiting discrimination and other degrading treatment of children and students. (Lag (2008:224) om ändring i lagen (2006:67) om förbud mot diskriminering och annan kränkande behandling av barn och elever.) - Act on-line in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-04-24 | Date of entry into force: 2008-10-01 | SWE-2008-L-82868

    Changes articles 16, 20 and 22 defining the role of the different ombudsman authorities in implementing this law.

  21. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 1032 of 2007) to instruct the Council against Discrimination. (Förordning (2007:1032) med instruktion för Nämnden mot diskriminering)

    Adoption: 2007-11-22 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-01 | SWE-2007-R-79702

    Contains 23 sections covering, inter alia, tasks (competence to adopt decisions in defined legal cases), composition, handling of cases (rules of procedure such as voting, delegation of tasks, working programme and service of documents) and rules of appointment. Repeals Ordinance No. 171 of 1999 to instruct the Council against ethnic discrimination.

  22. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (2007:1034) respecting instructions for the ombudsman for disabled persons. (Förordning (2007:1034) med instruktion för Handikappombudsmannen) - Ordinance on-line in Swedish

    Adoption: 2007-11-22 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-01 | SWE-2007-R-79703

    Contains 9 sections respecting, inter alia, tasks, management and handling of cases. Repeals Ordinance 1994:749 respecting instructions for the ombudsman for disabled persons.

  23. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (2007:1035) on instructions for the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman. (Förordning (2007:1035) med instruktion för Jämställdhetsombudsmannen) - Ordinance on-line in Swedish

    Adoption: 2007-11-22 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-01 | SWE-2007-R-79704

    Contains 9 sections covering, inter alia, tasks, management and handling of cases. Repealing Ordinance No. 1438 of 1991 on instructions for the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman.

  24. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 1036 of 2007) with Instructions for the Office of the Ombudsman against Discrimination on grounds of Sexual Orientation. (Förordning (2007:1036) med instruktion för Ombudsmannen mot diskriminering på grund av sexuell läggning (HomO)) - Ordinance on-line in Swedish

    Adoption: 2007-11-22 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-01 | SWE-2007-R-79705

    Contains 6 sections respecting, inter alia, tasks, management and the handling of cases. Repeals Ordinance No. 170 of 1999 with Instructions for the Office of the Ombudsman against Discrimination on grounds of Sexual Orientation.

  25. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 1037 of 2007) to instruct the Ombudsman against ethnic discrimination.

    Adoption: 2007-11-22 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-01 | SWE-2007-R-79706

    Contains 7 sections respecting, inter alia, tasks, management and handling of cases. Repeals Ordinance (No. 895 of 1988) to instruct the Ombudsman against ethnic discrimination.

  26. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 154 of 2007) amending the Ordinance (No. 1438 of 1991) on instructions for the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman.

    Adoption: 2007-04-03 | Date of entry into force: 2007-05-15 | SWE-2007-R-79592

    Repeals section 9, amends sections 3 (applicable provisions of the Ordinance (1995:1322) governing public administrations) and 10 (respecting appeal of the Ombudsman's decisions), and inserting a new section 2 respecting representation by the Ombudsman of workers or job-seekers.

  27. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance No. 1408 of 2006 to amend Ordinance (No. 170 of 1999) to instruct the Ombudsman against discrimination due to sexual orientation.

    Adoption: 2006-12-07 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01 | SWE-2006-R-75068

    Amends sections 4 and 7 (appeals).

  28. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance No. 1083 of 2006 to prohibit discrimination and other degrading treatment of children and students.

    Adoption: 2006-08-31 | Date of entry into force: 2006-10-15 | SWE-2006-R-75054

    Provides that an equal treatment plan shall be adopted, implemented and supervised in accordance with their age.

  29. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 433 of 2006) to amend Ordinance (No. 386 of 1986) respecting child allowances.

    Adoption: 2006-05-24 | Date of entry into force: 2006-07-01 | SWE-2006-R-74213

    Amends ss. 4 and 6 respecting duty to notify authorities of changes in child care etc.

  30. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 442 of 2006) to amend the Parental Leave Act (No. 584 of 1995).

    Adoption: 2006-05-24 | Date of entry into force: 2006-07-01 | SWE-2006-L-74216

    Repeals s. 9; amends, i.a., ss. 1 (Act's field of application ratione personae), 2 (validity of contract), 3 (kinds of parental leave for care of child), 5 (length of parental leave), 6, 7, 16 (prohibition against unfair treatment) and 17 (invalidity of dismissal based on right to parental leave); adds, i.a, new ss. 24 (burden of proof) and 25 (right to bring a claim before the Labour Court etc.).

  31. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 140 of 2006) to amend Ordinance (No. 1438 of 1991) on instructions for the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman.

    Adoption: 2006-03-02 | Date of entry into force: 2006-04-01 | SWE-2006-R-73731

    Amends s. 1 respecting the duties of the Ombudsman.

  32. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 145 of 2006) to amend Ordinance (No. 895 of 1988) to instruct the Ombudsman against ethnic discrimination.

    Adoption: 2006-03-02 | Date of entry into force: 2006-04-01 | SWE-2006-R-73733

    Amends ss. 1 (tasks of Ombudsman) and 2 (right to delegate).

  33. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 146 of 2006) to amend Ordinance (No. 170 of 1999) to instruct the Ombudsman against discrimination due to sexual orientation.

    Adoption: 2006-03-02 | Date of entry into force: 2006-04-01 | SWE-2006-R-73734

    Amends ss. 1 (tasks), 2 (contacts) and 3 (delegation of certain tasks).

  34. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act Prohibiting Discriminatory and Other Degrading Treatment of Children and Pupils (2006:67). - English translation

    Adoption: 2006-02-16 | Date of entry into force: 2006-04-01 | SWE-2006-L-73399

    Contains 22 sections respecting, i.a., purpose and scope (s. 1), definitions (s. 2), responsibility (s. 3), imperative rules (s. 4), active measures (ss. 5 to 8), prohibition of discrimination (ss. 9 to 12), prohibition of other degrading treatment (s. 13), prohibition of reprisals (s. 14), compensation (s. 15), supervision (s. 16), trial (s. 17), burden of proof (s. 18), right to bring a suit for damages (s. 20), prescription etc. (ss. 21 and 22).

  35. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 69 of 2006) to amend Act (No. 307 of 2003) to prohibit discrimination.

    Adoption: 2006-02-16 | Date of entry into force: 2006-04-01 | SWE-2006-L-73400

    Amends s. 2; adds a new s. 12a respecting prohibition of discrimination in the granting of public student allowances.

  36. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 71 of 2006) to amend Act (No. 131 of 1999) respecting the Ombudsman against ethnic discrimination.

    Adoption: 2006-02-16 | Date of entry into force: 2006-04-01 | SWE-2006-L-73410

    Amends s. 5 respecting the Ombudsman's duty to supervise the application of various acts against discrimination.

  37. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 453 of 2005) to amend Act (No. 307 of 2003) to prohibit discrimination.

    Adoption: 2005-06-09 | Date of entry into force: 2005-07-01 | SWE-2005-L-70958

    Amends s. 13 respecting prohibition of discrimination within field of health care etc. on the basis of ethnic origin, religious or other beliefs or sexual orientation.

  38. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 476 of 2005) to amend the Equal Opportunities Act (No. 433 of 1991).

    Adoption: 2005-06-09 | Date of entry into force: 2005-07-01 | SWE-2005-L-70960

    Amends, i.a., ss. 6 (preventive measures), 15 and 16 (prohibition to discriminate against job seeker or employee), 17 (field of applicability of prohibition of employer to discriminate on the basis of sex), 21 (right of job seeker or employee to get information respecting person chosen for job, promotion etc.), 22 (prohibition to retaliate), 22a, 24, 25 and 27 (duty to investigate and take measures against harassment); adds, i .a., new ss. 1a, 1b, 16a (prohibition of harassment), 16b (prohibition to give instructions to discriminate) and 45a (burden of proof).

  39. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 477 of 2005) to amend the Measures to Counteract Ethnic Discrimination in Working Life Act (No. 130 of 1999)

    Adoption: 2005-06-09 | Date of entry into force: 2005-07-01 | SWE-2005-L-70963

    Amends ss. 1b (work performed by sub-contracted or seconded work force), 12 (retalitation) and 15 (discrimination of job seeker or employee on basis of internal rules etc.).

  40. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 479 of 2005) to amend the Prohibition of Discrimination in Working Life because of Sexual Orientation Act (No. 133 of 1999).

    Adoption: 2005-06-09 | Date of entry into force: 2005-07-01 | SWE-2005-L-70965

    Amends ss. 2b (work performed by sub-contracted or seconded work force), 10 (discrimination of job seeker or employee on basis of internal rules etc.) and 12 (payment of compensation).

  41. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 480 of 2005) to amend Act (No. 307 of 2003) to prohibit discrimination.

    Adoption: 2005-06-09 | Date of entry into force: 2005-07-01 | SWE-2005-L-70966

    Amends ss. 1 (purpose), 3 (meaning of discrimination), 5 to 9 (amendments respecting discrimination based on sex, ethnic origin, religious or other beliefs, sexual orientation and disability in fields of job application, the exercise of certain professions, membership of labour organisations etc.), 11 (social insurance etc.), 12 (unemployment insurance), 19 (obligation by various Ombudsmen to ensure application of Act), 22 (right of Ombudsmen to represent alleged victim of discrimination), 24 (applicable law respecting evidence etc.) and 25 (appeal etc.).

  42. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 1089 of 2004) to amend Act (No. 307 of 2003) to prohibit discrimination.

    Adoption: 2004-12-02 | Date of entry into force: 2005-01-01 | SWE-2004-L-69579

    Amends ss. 10 to 13 respecting prohibition of discrimination based on ethnic origin, religion or other beliefs, or sexual orientation in the social field, unemployment insurance and health care.

  43. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 891 of 2004) to amend Ordinance (No. 386 of 1986) respecting child allowances.

    Adoption: 2004-11-11 | Date of entry into force: 2005-01-01 | SWE-2004-R-69214

    Amends ss. 3, 4 and 7 to 10.

  44. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 319 of 2003) to amend the Ordinance to instruct the Ombudsman against discrimination due to sexual orientation (No. 170 of 1999).

    Adoption: 2003-06-16 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-01 | SWE-2003-R-65133

    Amends sections 1-3 governing, inter alia, tasks assigned to the Ombudsman (as contained in Acts Nos. 133 of 1999, 1286 of 2001 and 307 of 2003) and scope of mandate.

  45. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 423 of 2003) to amend the Public Insurance Act (No. 381 of 1962).

    Adoption: 2003-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-01 | SWE-2003-L-65142

    Adds and amends several sections, inter alia, calculation of sickness benefit (amount benefit and number of days), and provisional family benefit for parents taking care of disabled child instead of working.

  46. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Prohibition of Discrimination Act (2003:307). - Act No. 307:2003 (in Swedish) Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2003-06-05 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-01 | SWE-2003-L-65127

    Contains 25 sections covering, inter alia, scope of application (counteract discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability), relation to legal provisions against discrimination contained in other acts, definitions (direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment and instructions to discriminate, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability), prohibition to discriminate (upon providing job, starting or exercising commercial activities, granting of social benefits), invalidity of agreement contrary to the Act and indemnities, supervision by the different Ombudsmen, and procedural rules.

  47. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 308 of 2003) to amend the Measures to Counteract Ethnic Discrimination in Working Life Act (No. 130 of 1999).

    Adoption: 2003-06-05 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-01 | SWE-2003-L-65128

    Adds and amends several sections covering, inter alia, ss. 1 (objectives, definition of ethnicity), 1a-b (scope of application), 2 (collaboration between employers and workers to promote equal opportunities at work notwithstanding ethnicity or religion), 4-7 (employers' duties concerning discrimination at the workplace), 8-10, 12-14, 16-17, 24, 36 (prohibition against discrimination, including harassment and instructions to discriminate), and 36a (burden of proof).

  48. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 310 of 2003) to amend the Prohibition of Discrimination in Working Life because of Sexual Orientation Act (No. 133 of 1999).

    Adoption: 2003-06-05 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-01 | SWE-2003-L-65130

    Amends and adds several provisions, inter alia, ss. 2a-b (scope of application), 3-4 (prohibition to discriminate job seeker or worker), 4a (harassment), 4b-5, 7-9, 11-12 (instructions to discriminate) and 23a (burden of proof).

  49. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 311 of 2003) to amend the Act respecting equal treatment of students at universities (No. 1286 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2003-06-05 | SWE-2003-L-65131

    Amends and adds several sections, inter alia, ss. 1 (objectives), 2 (definitions), 3-5 (lists duties for universities to comply with, such as elaboration of plan of measures), 7-8 (measures considered as discriminatory), 8a (prohibition to discriminate student through harassment), 8b-9 (instructions to discriminate) and 17a (burden of proof).

  50. Sweden - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 313 of 2003) to amend the Act respecting the Ombudsman against ethnic discrimination (No. 131 of 1999).

    Adoption: 2003-06-05 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-01 | SWE-2003-L-65132

    Amends sections 1-5, covering, inter alia, objectives (counter discrimination based on ethnicity and religion), appointment of ombudsman by the government, ombudsman's duties (advice, special attention to discrimination against job seekers, and supervision of acts related to the prohibition to discriminate, i.e., Acts Nos. 130 of 1999, 1286 of 2001 and No. 307 of 2003).

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