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Swedish State to Pay Historic Damages to the Roma Community

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Today, the Chancellor of Justice announced that the Swedish state will not appeal the decision by the Svea Court of Appeal regarding the case of the police’s registration of Swedish Roma citizens. Damages will be paid to all persons included in the illegal registry. “We are very pleased that the court process has resulted in redress and compensation for all of the people included in the ethnic registry”, said Robert Hårdh, Executive Director of Civil Rights Defenders.

Historic Court Ruling: Swedish State Guilty of Ethnic Registration

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The Swedish State is guilty of ethnic registration according to the ruling in the Svea Court of Appeal, 28 April 2017. Civil Rights Defenders wins the case and holds the Swedish State accountable for the police’s registration of Swedish Roma citizens. The state is now ordered to pay 30 000 SEK each in damages to the eleven Roma individuals whom Civil Rights Defenders represented in the legal proceedings.

(Svenska) Skånepolisens register över romer prövas i hovrätten

Civil Rights Defenders företräder 11 av de fler än 4700 personer som fanns med i polisen olagliga register.

(Svenska) I dag inleds andra och sista dagen i hovrätten sedan staten överklagat skadestånd för etnisk diskriminering. Civil Rights Defenders, som företräder 11 av de fler än 4700 personer som fanns med i polisen olagliga register, vann den 10 juni 2016 målet mot staten i Stockholms tingsrätt. “Vi vill att hovrätten fastställer tingsrättens dom och anser oss ha goda chanser att återigen få rätt mot staten”, säger John Stauffer, chefsjurist på Civil Rights Defenders.