September 24, 2015 - News about the firm

Mannheimer Swartling hosts seminar about trials before Swedish courts regarding human rights violations in other countries

On 23 September, Mannheimer Swartling held a breakfast seminar on the subject: “Business and human rights – Is it possible for Swedish courts to try human rights violations in other countries?”

The seminar was based on a memorandum that Mannheimer Swartling wrote for the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The memorandum was about the possibility for individuals to bring action, in a Swedish court of law, against Swedish companies for human rights violations committed abroad.

Participating speakers included Diana Madunic, Ambassador for Sustainable Enterprise at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, who spoke about “The Government’s expectations for Swedish enterprises’ human rights efforts”. Marie Baumgarts, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Tele2, gave a lecture on “Tele2’s view on lawsuits against Swedish companies accused of human rights violations” and Robin Oldenstam, Partner at Mannheimer Swartling, spoke about “Opportunities for individuals to have their cases heard by Swedish courts”.

For more information about the seminar, please contact Emma Ihre or Robin Oldenstam. For more information about the report, please see previous notices here:

On 5 March 2015

On 23 March 2015

The report is available here.