Non-discrimination and the Swedish Discrimination Act
The right to non-discrimination is the absolute core of all human rights law.
The prohibition of discrimination is found in almost all human rights treaties including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Rights of Women and the Convention on the rights of people with Disabilities.
In Sweden the Discrimination Act is the main legal framework to combat discrimination and promote equal rights.
The Swedish legislation forbids discrimination on the base of gender, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age.
The law prohibits six forms of discrimination: direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, inadequate accessibility, harassment, sexual harassment and instructions to discriminate.
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