Know Your Rights
We often have seminars and meetings where we discuss, advise and consult foreign sutdents, researchers and new immigrants (and Swedish citizens) on their rights here in Sweden. Here are two rights that you should know about:
1. The Rights to Equal Treatment
Unfair discrimination is illegal in Sweden. The Swedish Constitution gives every one the right to equal treatment. If you feel that you are being treated unfairly, or discriminated against for any reason, contact us for advice on where to go to and who to call for help.
We have a number of lawyers who can help you, and we are affiliated with a number of Swedish Ombudsmen who have the duty to protect you from discrimination. We also run a Human Rights Information Centre, so if you feel that you are being discriminated in any manner, contact us at 070-654 2126 or by email at email@example.com and we will give you advice on where to go to and who to call for help.
2. The Right to Vote
Sweden is unique because if you have lived here for at least three years with a permanent residence permit, you have the right to vote in local elections. Get to know the politicians and their politics. Be informed and take part in the politics of the community you live in. We regularly give seminars on the right to vote (in different languages), so get in touch with us to find out where and when the next seminar will be held.
Contact us at 070-654 2126 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Diskriminerad? Anmäl direkt.
Det är en mänsklig rättighet att inte bli diskriminerad. Den 1 juli 2003 trädde en ny lag (2003:307) om förbud mot diskriminering i kraft. Med stöd av lagen kan ombudsmännen DO, HO och HomO hjälpa dig att få upprättelse och kompensation om du har blivit diskriminerad. Läs mer om dina rättigheter och möjligheter på www.oppnare.se.
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