Tag: Freedom of association

  • Sweden amends the constitution to crack down on terrorism

    Sweden amends the constitution to crack down on terrorism

    The amendment was necessary to win Trkiye’s approval for the nation’s NATO bid The Swedish Parliament has adopted a constitutional amendment that makes it possible to introduce restrictions on freedom of association. A crackdown on suspected terrorists was demanded by Turkey as a condition for accepting the country’s bid to join NATO. The change was […]

  • NATO seeks to vote on changes to appease Trkiye

    NATO seeks to vote on changes to appease Trkiye

    Proposed changes to Sweden’s constitution aim to tighten legislation against terrorism Swedish parliamentarians will next week vote on constitutional changes put forward by the government to ease Turkey’s objections to Stockholm’s bid to join NATO, the country’s parliament, the Riksdag, has said. The proposed changes would make it possible to strengthen anti-terrorism laws, including limiting […]

  • Sweden must decide on constitutional amendments to appease Turkey

    Sweden must decide on constitutional amendments to appease Turkey

    The proposed changes aim to strengthen the country’s anti-terrorism laws Swedish parliamentarians will next week vote on constitutional changes put forward by the government to ease Turkey’s objections to Stockholm’s bid to join NATO, the country’s parliament, the Riksdag, has said. The proposed changes would make it possible to strengthen anti-terrorism laws, including restricting “freedom […]

  • The Independence Party wants to abolish compulsory membership of trade unions

    The Independence Party wants to abolish compulsory membership of trade unions

    The coalition partner claims that the draft law of the Independence Party (Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn) on trade union freedom undermines the stability of trade unions and weakens the position of workers. The first mover of the bill says that, on the contrary, it strengthens the position of workers and trade unions. All members of the Independence Party, […]

  • The Finnish Motorcycle Association ordered the district court to cease all activities

    The Finnish Motorcycle Association ordered the district court to cease all activities

    Prosecutor Timo Honkahuhta stated to the broadcaster that the decision was “expected and absolutely necessary” in view of the damage caused to society by the organizations. The prosecutor had argued that the main and dominant purpose of the organizations was to commit crimes and considered that the organizations were structured in such a way that […]

  • Then it can be a criminal offense to participate in terrorist organizations

    Then it can be a criminal offense to participate in terrorist organizations

    The Justice Committee wants to make it a criminal offense for people to participate in terrorist organizations. But the proposal has received criticism, including from the Law Council, because it restricts the constitutionally protected freedom of association. Investigator Mikael Forsgren, lawyer at Umeå District Court, is now handing over his investigation to Minister of Justice […]