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Sweden: Information on the rights of a Somali refugee claimant who leaves Sweden without informing the Swedish authorities while his/her refugee status determination is still pending and is later found to be a Convention Refugee, on whether refugee status would be revoked after the authorities discovered the claimant's absence or would await the claimant's return to Sweden, and if so, on how long refugee status would remain available, on the rights conferred by refugee status, and a copy of the Swedish immigration act

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 May 1995
Citation / Document Symbol SWE20402.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Sweden: Information on the rights of a Somali refugee claimant who leaves Sweden without informing the Swedish authorities while his/her refugee status determination is still pending and is later found to be a Convention Refugee, on whether refugee status would be revoked after the authorities discovered the claimant's absence or would await the claimant's return to Sweden, and if so, on how long refugee status would remain available, on the rights conferred by refugee status, and a copy of the Swedish immigration act, 1 May 1995, SWE20402.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aae770.html [accessed 18 November 2017]
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Information on how the Swedish authorities would treat a Somali refugee claimant who leaves Sweden without informing the Swedish authorities while his/her refugee status determination is still pending and is later found to be a Convention Refugee could not be found among the sources available to the DIRB. However, please find attached a copy of a document produced in February 1993 by the Ministry of Culture of Sweden which contains the Aliens Act and the aliens Ordinance with amendments to 19 January 1993. According to a representative of the Embassy of Sweden in Ottawa, this document represents the most up to date version of the Swedish legislation on immigration and refugee matters (18 May 1995). For further information on the Swedish immigration and refugee policy and on the rights pertaining to refugee status in Sweden, please refer to the attached documents.

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 sources consulted in researching this information request.

Reference

Embassy of Sweden, Ottawa. 18 May 1995. Telephone interview with representative.

Attachments

Eriksson, Maja Kirilova. 31 July-6 August 1994. Swedish Refugee Law in a Period of Transition. Excerpt from a presentation at the 14th International Congress of Comparative Law, 31 July-6 August, Athens. N.P.

Sweden. 1994. Immigrant and Refugee Policy. Stockholm: The Swedish Ministry of Culture, pp. 21-43.

Sweden. February 1993. Aliens Act (1989:529) Aliens Ordinance (1989:547) with Amendments 19th January 1993. Stockholm: Ministry of Culture.

Other Sources Consulted

Oral sources.

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