The Fundamentals of Swedish Law
The Fundamentals of Swedish Law offers foreign readers an overview and understanding of the most important aspects of the law and legal system in Sweden, from the legal institutions to more specific topics such as contract law, tort law and family law. These presentations are not exhaustive but rather meant to give the reader a sufficient enough understanding to be somewhat orientated in the Swedish legal system.
The book is written for non-Swedish lawyers faced with specific legal issues involving Swedish law. It is also addressed to foreign law students in need of an overview of the Swedish legal system in order to help them in their further studies at Swedish universities.
This third edition takes up many of the legislative changes that have recently been adopted due to the requirements of EU membership and law. Most recent and significant include the amendments to the Tort Act to allow for damages of violations of the European Convention, the significant amendments to the constitutional Freedom of the Press Act, as well as the adoption of the 2017 Local Government Act and Administrative Procedures Act