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Sweden: Information on the protection available to women who are victims of domestic violence

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 July 1997
Citation / Document Symbol SWE27293.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Sweden: Information on the protection available to women who are victims of domestic violence, 1 July 1997, SWE27293.E, available at: [accessed 25 May 2016]
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For information on violence against women in Sweden and on the government response, please consult page 1138 of Country Reports 1996, which is available at Regional Documentation Centres. For information on the arrest of a man who allegedly repeatedly sexually assaulted his wife and on the legal penalty for the sexual assault of one's spouse, please consult the attachment. Additional information on the above-mentioned topic could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Agence France Presse (AFP). 4 April 1996. "Wife Charges Husband with 100 Rapes." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

DIRB country file on Sweden.

DIRB databases.

WEP International News [Rotterdam]. Quarterly.

WIN News [Lexington, Mass.]. Quarterly.

The Women's Watch [Minneapolis]. Irregular publication.

On-line search of media sources.

Three oral sources contacted did not provide information on the requested topic.

Unsuccessful attempts to contact other oral sources.

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