Promoting jobs, protecting people
Database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation

Sweden (93,563) > Non-discrimination (774)

Name: Act against ethnic discrimination (1994:134)
Country: Sweden
Subject(s): Non-discrimination
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1994-04-07
Entry into force:
Published on: Svensk författningssamling, 1994-04-07, No. 134, pp. 1-5
ISN: SWE-1994-L-36821
Bibliography: Svensk författningssamling, 1994-04-07, No. 134, pp. 1-5
Abstract/Citation: The purpose of the Act is to prevent ethnic discrimination (discrimination based on race, colour, national or ethnic origin or religious belief). The Government shall appoint an ombudsman to prevent ethnic discrimination in employment and other areas of society. A Board against ethnic discrimination comprised of 3 members shall also be appointed; the functions of the Board shall include advising the ombudsman in matters of application of this Act. Also provisions in respect to procedure, agreements that are null and void, compensation for damages and the judicial procedure in discrimination disputes.
Related text(s):

© Copyright and permissions 1996-2014 International Labour Organization (ILO) | Privacy policy | Disclaimer