Sweden Legislation

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Constitutional law

Prohibition of Discrimination Act (pdf 125 kB)

The Act of Succession

The Freedom of the Press Act

The Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression

The Instrument of Government

The Riksdag Act

Human Rights

The Prohibition of Discrimination Act (2003:307) (pdf 125 kB)

Litigation and court procedure

Code of Judicial Procedure (1998)

Cooperation with the International Criminal Court Act (2002:329)

Cooperation with the International Criminal Court Ordinance (2003:69)

Group Proceedings Act (2002:599)

The Administrative Court Procedure Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Administrative Court Procedure Act (1971:291)

The Administrative Court Procedure Act (1971:291)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Swedish Code of Judical Procedure SFS 1942:740<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Swedish Code of Judicial Procedure (pdf 501 kB)

Electoral law

Act on National Referenda (1979)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on State financial support to political parties (1972:625)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Election Act 05

Elections Act (1997, entered into force on 1.4.1999)

Elections Act (2005)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Act on National Referenda<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Act on National Referenda<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Administrative / Public Law

Act Prohibiting Discrimination and Other Degrading Treatment of Children and School Students, SFS 2006:67<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act concerning support for the parliamentary work of members of the Riksdag and parliamentary party groups (1999:1209)

Act concerning the right to use Finnish and Meänkieli in dealings with public authorities and courts (1999:1176)

Act concerning the right to use the Sami language in dealings with public authorities and courts (1999:1175)

Act on Fees to Registered Religious Communities (1999:291)

Act on Religious Communities (1998:1593)

Act on Support to Religious Communities (1999:932)

Act with Instructions for the Parliamentary Ombudsmen 1986

Aliens Act (1990, updated 1997)

Aliens Act (2005:716)

Aliens Ordinance (2006:97)

Casinos Act (1999:355)

Church of Sweden Act (1998:1591)

Citizenship law of Sweden (2001)

Education Act (1985:1100)

Equal Treatment of Students at Universities Act

Higher Education Act

Higher Education Act (1992:1434)

Higher Education Ordinance<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law on control over products with dual-use and over technical assistance

Local Government Act (1991:900)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Local Government Act (2004:31)

Lotteries Act

Military Equipment Act (1992:1300)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Ordinance on Government Grants to Religious Communities (1999:974)

Ordinance on Registration of Religious Communities (1991:731)

Social Insurance Act (1999:799)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Social Services Act (2001:453)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Act with Instructions for the Parliamentary Ombudsmen (1986:765)

The Administrative Procedure Act (1986:223)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Administrative Procedure Act - a foundation for legal security and service (pdf 119 kB)

The Assistance Benefit Act (1993:389)

The Assistance Benefit Act (1993:389)

The Children’s Ombudsman Act (1993:335)

The Disability Ombudsman Act (1994:749)

The Swedish Citizenship Act (2001:82) (pdf 23 kB)

Criminal Law

Act (2003:1174) on Joint Investigation Teams for Criminal Investigations (pdf 41 kB)

Act on Criminal Responsibility for Terrorist Offences (2003:148)

Act on Criminal Responsibility for Terrorist Offences (2003:148).

Act on Measures against Money Laundering (1993:768)

Act on Penal Law on Narcotics (pdf 39 kB)

Act on Penalties for Smuggling (2000:1225)

Act on Supervision of Certain Crime-Fighting Activities (2007:980)

Act on punishments for the smuggling of goods (2000:1225).<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Chapter 6 of the Swedish Penal Code (pdf 31 kB)

Criminal Code

Money Laundering Registers Act (1999:163)

Ordinance on Joint Investigation Teams for Criminal Investigations (2003:1176)

Police Act

The Enforcement Code (1981:774)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Extradition for Criminal Offences Act (1957:668)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Prison Treatment Act

The Prison Treatment Act (1974:203)

The Swedish Penal Code<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Swedish Penal Code<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Swedish Rules on International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (2000:562) (pdf 352 kB)

Civil Law

Act on Conflict of Laws in regard to Succession (pdf 86 kB)

Act on Equality between Women and Men (1991)

Act on The Children and Parents Code (1949:381)

Act on The Children and Parents Code (pdf 70 kB)

Apartments Register Act (2006:378)

Apartments Register Ordinance (2007:108)

Cohabitation act (2003:376)

Estate Agents Act (SFS 1995:400)

Estate Agents Ordinance (SFS 1995:1028)

Group Proceedings Act (pdf 40 kB)

Land Code (SFS 1970:994)

Real Property Formation Act (SFS 1970:988)

Real Property Register Act (SFS 2000:224)

Real Property Register Ordinance (SFS 200:308)

Registered Partnership Act (1994:1117)

The Accident Investigation Act (1990:717)

Commercial Law

Act concerning Quantity Units, Measurements and Measuring Devices (1992:514)

Marketing Act 1995:540

Ordinance concerning Quantity Units, Measurements and Measuring Devices (1993:1066)

Ordinance on Producer’s Responsibility for Certain Radioactive Products and Orphan Sources (2007:193)

Ordinance on producer responsibility for electrical and electronic products (2005:209)

Price Indication Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Product Safety Act

Product Safety Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Biocidal Products Ordinance (2000:338).<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Chemical Products (Handling, Import, and Export Prohibitions) Ordinance (1998:944)

Travel Guarantees Act (1972:204)

Company law

Act on Identification Designation for Legal Entities (1974)

Bookkeeping Act (1999)

Economic Associations Act (1987:667)

Foundation Act (1994)

Swedish Code of Corporate Governance (pdf 196 kB)

Swedish Competition Act

Labor Law

Act on European Works Councils (1996)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on European Works Councils 1996

Annual Leave Act, SFS 1977:480<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Board Representation (Private Sector Employees) Act (1987, as amended up to 1998)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Employment (Co-Determination in the Workplace) Act (1976 as amended up to 2000)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Employment (Co-Determination in the Workplace) Act, SFS 1976:580<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Employment Ordinance (1994:373)

Employment Protection Act (1982 as amended up to 2000)

Employment Protection Act, SFS 1982:80<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Foreign Posting of Employees Act, SFS 1999:678<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Labour Disputes (Judicial Procedure) Act (1974 as amended up to 2000)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Measures to Counteract Ethnic Discrimination in Working Life Act, SFS 1999:130<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Parental Leave Act, SFS 1995:584<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Prohibition of Discrimination in Working Life because of Sexual Orientation Act, SFS 1999:133<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Prohibition of Discrimination in Working Life of People with Disability Act, SFS 1999:132<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Prohibition of Discrimination of Employees Working Part Time and Employees with Fixed-term Employment Act, SFS 2002:293<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Public Employment Act (1994 as amended up to 2004)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Right to Leave to Conduct a Business Operation Act (SFS 1997:1293)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Sexual Orientation Discrimination (Employment) Act (1999:133)

The Equal Opportunities Act (Act on Equality between Women and Men) (1991:433)

The Labour Disputes (Judicial Procedure) Act

The Private Employment Agencies and Temporary Labour Act, SFS 1993:440<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Public Employment Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Swedish Work Environment Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Work Environment Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Work Environment Ordinance

The Working Hours for Certain Road Transport Work Act, SFS 2005:395<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Working Time, etc. of Mobile Workers in Civil Aviation Act, SFS 2005:426<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Trade Union Representatives (Status at the Workplace) Act (1974 as amended up to 1990)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Trade Union Representatives (Status at the Workplace) Act (SFS 1974:358)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Unemployment Funds Act (1997:239)

Unemployment Insurance Act (1997:238)

Wage Guarantee Act, SFS 1992:497<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Work Environment Act (1977 as amended 2005)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Work Environment Act, SFS 1977:1160<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Working Hours Act SFS 1982:673<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Health law

Act (1993:387)concerning Support and Service for Persons with certain Functional Impairments (1993:387)

Act (2002:160) on Pharmaceutical Benefits, etc.

Act prohibiting the Genital Mutilation of Women (1982:316)

Food Act (2006:804)

Food Decree 2006

The Abortion Act 1974:595<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Care of Young Persons (1990:52)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Chemical Products and Biotechnical Organisms Ordinance (1998:941).<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Health and Medical Service Act (1982:763)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Patient Injury Act

The Tobacco Act (1993:581)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Mining Law

Act on the Contingency Storage of Oil and Coal (1984:1049)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Minerals Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Minerals Ordinance

The Contingency Storage of Oil and Coal Ordinance (1995:971)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Banking law

Auditors Act (2001:883)

Auditors Ordinance 1995:665

Financial Advisory Services to Consumers Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Money Laundering Registers Act (pdf 45 kB)

Sarbanes-Oxley Act. (swedish)

The Banking Business Act (SFS 1987:617)

The Financing Operations Act (SFS 1992:1610)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Sveriges Riksbank Act (Law on the national bank of Sweden)

The Swedish Investment Funds Act (SFS 2004:46)

Communications and Media Law

Act on Responsibility for Electronic Bulletin Boards (1998:112) (pdf 12 kB)

Examination and Control of Films and Videograms Act (1990:886)

Personal Data Act (1998)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Personal Data Act (1998:204)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Personal Data Act (1998:204);

Personal Data Ordinance (1998:1191)

Postal Service Act (1993:1684)

Radio and TV Act (1996:844)

The Act On Names And Pictures In Advertising(1978:800)

The Electronic Communications Act (2003:389)

The Libraries Act (SFS 1996:1596)

The Radio and Television Act (1996:844)

Transport and Maritime Law

Act on Space Activities (1982:963)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Space Activities (1982:963)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Railway Ordinance (2004:526)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Railways Act 2004

Environmental Law

Fishery Conservation Areas Act (SFS 1981:533)

Forest Act

Forest Act 2004

Heritage Conservation Act (1988:950)

Heritage Conservation Ordinance (1988:1188)

Ordinance ( 2001:527) on Environmental Quality Standards on Ambient Air

Ordinance (1998:896) on Land and Water Management

Ordinance concerning Environmentally Hazardous Activities and The Protection of Public Health (1998:899)

Public Water Areas (Boundaries) Act (SFS 1950:595)

Radiation Protection Act (1988:220)

The Animal Welfare Act

The Animal Welfare Ordinance

The Plant Protection Ordinance (2006:1010).<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Swedish Environmental Code<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Swedish Environmental Code (1998:808)

Intellectual Property Law

Copyright Act

Copyright Regulation

Designs Act

Patent Act

The Swedish Copyright Legislation (1960:729)

Trade Marks Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Arbitration law

Lag (1929:145) om skiljemän (Arbitration act )

The Arbitration Act (SFS 1999:116)

Energy law

The Rationing Act (1978:268)

The Swedish Electricity Act (1999:770)

The Swedish Natural Gas Act an Ordinances

The Swedish Radiation Protection Act (1988:220)

The Swedish Radiation Protection Ordinance<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Construction law

The Planning and Building Act (1987:10)

Agriculture Law

Act (1992:1534) on CE Marking

Act (1994:847) on Technical Requirements for Construction Works, etc

Ordinance for the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Ordinance (1994:1215) on Technical Requirements for Construction Works, etc

The Planning and Building Ordinance (Ordinance 1987:383); PBO

Commentated Laws

New Companies Act

Social Services Act

E-Commerce

Qualified Electronic Signatures Act (SFS 2000:832)

Qualified Electronic Signatures Act (SFS 2000:832)

Law Sources

Election Authority

Government Offices of Sweden<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Lagrummet

Legislationonline

National Board of Health and Welfare

National bank of sweden

Post- och telestyrelsen (Postal Services)

Rättsnätet

Svensk Lagsamling - Rättsnätets lagbok

Sveriges Riksdag (Swedish Parliament)

Swedish Civil Aviation Authority

Swedish Competition Authority

Swedish Prison and Probation Service

Swedish Railway Agency

Swedish Work Environment Authority

The Parliamentary Ombudsman