News

Yes to increased protection for honour-related crime

27 May 2020 klockan 16.00

Uppdated 27 May 2020 klockan 16.48

Penalties are to be tightened for honour-related crime. Crimes for which the motive has been to preserve or re-establish honour are to be seen as an aggravating circumstance when assessing culpability.

It will also be a punishable offence to persuade or allow a child to enter into marriage or marriage-like relations, and a ban from leaving the country is to be introduced in order to protect children from being taken abroad to enter into marriage or be subjected to genital mutilation.

The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal. The amendments will come into force on 1 July 2020.