Objectives for democracy and human rights

Updated

Democracy policy objective

The objective of democracy policy is a living, sustainable democracy, characterised by participation and equal opportunities to exert influence.

Human rights policy objective

The objective of human rights policy is to ensure full respect for Sweden’s international human rights commitments.

National minorities policy objective

The objective of the policy on the national minorities is to protect the national minorities, enhance their opportunities to exert influence and help keep long-established minority languages alive.

Anti-discrimination policy objective

The objective of the Government’s anti-discrimination policy is a society free from discrimination.

The objective of efforts to combat racism is based on the national plan adopted by the Government to combat racism, similar forms of hostility and hate crime: strategic, effective and coherent efforts to combat racism, similar forms of hostility and hate crime in Sweden.

The objective of efforts to strengthen the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people is based on the overall objective adopted by the Government for the national strategy for equal rights and opportunities irrespective of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Sami policy objective

The objective of Sami policy is to promote a thriving Sami culture based on ecologically sustainable reindeer husbandry and other Sami economic activities.

Objective for human rights, democracy and the rule of law in foreign policy

The objective is for human rights, democracy and the rule of law to be integrated into all areas of foreign policy, in accordance with Government Communication 2016/17:62.