A Law Against Discrimination and Degrading Treatment in Sweden
Act Prohibiting Discrimination and Other Degrading Treatment of Children and School Students (2006:67), Swedish Code of Statutes (Issued: February 16, 2006).
In Sweden there is a national law prohibiting teachers and other school staff from subjecting students to any form of harassment or degrading treatment. Children can receive monetary damages if teachers subject them to degrading treatment. Degrading treatment is defined as: (1) Harassment - conduct that degrades a student’s dignity and that is related to ethnic origin, religion or other belief, sexual orientation, disability or sex, as well as conduct that is of a sexual nature, and (2) Other degrading treatment - conduct that otherwise degrades a child’s dignity.
Swedish Code of Statutes