The Principle of Non-Discrimination and Undocumented Migrant's Right to Health Care in Sweden - Legal and Political Challenges

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Title The Principle of Non-Discrimination and Undocumented Migrant's Right to Health Care in Sweden - Legal and Political Challenges
Author Obenius, Hedvig ; Svensson, Evelina ; Wedin Lindgren, Emma
Date 2014
English abstract
The principle of non-discrimination is recognised as vital to the human rights field. In May 2013 the Swedish parliament passed a law that provides undocumented migrants the same limited health care as asylum seekers. In relation, the Swedish Red Cross in a partnership with Malmö University created and distributed a questionnaire amongst Swedish politicians, that in part pertains to this law and also the situation of undocumented migrants’ right to health care. In applying the perspective of non-discrimination, legal challenges to undocumented migrants’ access to health care in Sweden, and the political attitudes surrounding this issue are duly examined. This produces the observation that the non-discrimination principle’s application is of relevant use. In concluding that the legislation examined fails to meet international standards regarding the principle of non-discrimination and the right to health care for undocumented migrants, it provides examples to illustrate that this conclusion is not necessarily representative of the views held by the selected group of politicians included in the twofold questionnaire study.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle
Pages 69
Language eng (iso)
Subject Undocumented
Migrants
Undocumented Migrants
Right to Health Care
SFS 2013:407
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