March 23, 2015 - News about the firm

Memorandum to the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “Regarding the possibility for individuals to bring actions in a Swedish court of law against Swedish companies due to human rights violations committed abroad”

Mannheimer Swartling has written a report for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs that includes an inventory of the possibilities individuals have to get their cases heard in a Swedish court if their human rights were violated outside Sweden by a company with a Swedish connection. It also details which factors (legal, procedural, economic, and length of time, etc.) might obstruct such a case.

A copy of the report can be found here. For more information about the report, please contact Robin Oldenstam ( or Christoffer Monell ( and see previous notice.