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Report: Many of the rapes in the Nordic countries

The Amnesty International (AI) has been established in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, a "terrifying" high number of rapes. "It is a Paradox that the

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Report: Many of the rapes in the Nordic countries

The Amnesty International (AI) has been established in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, a "terrifying" high number of rapes. "It is a Paradox that the Nordic countries have done very much for the high attitude of gender equality, suffer from an alarmingly high level in the case of rape," said AI Secretary General Kumi Naidoo.

all the people for their policy of equality prestigious Nordic countries failed often in the case of the prosecution, it says in the report. A faulty legislation, twisted perspectives, and gender-based prejudices have led to mix a "end of impunity".

"Deep-rooted myths"

In Denmark, would not have brought rape cases in large numbers to the display and, in the case of Ads, the prospect of prosecution and conviction are low. In Sweden, there is no uniform judicial practice, as well as delays in the forensic investigations and interrogations of alleged perpetrators – although the country met in the past year, stricter laws for sexual offences.

Also, the Norwegian authorities were sluggish in the implementation of necessary measures. In Finland, the Victims of access to justice is made difficult also by the "deep-rooted myths" about rape.

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The Swiss section of AI on Wednesday, only one out of ten women have a rape at show in Norway. Most of the Ads (75 to 80 percent), ultimately led to no convictions.

in Denmark, Too, were displayed in the year 2017, only 890 rape, although a study by the University of Southern Denmark estimates that the actual number of rapes to 24'000. In Finland, the number of cases of sexual violence - estimated at 50'000 per year. In the year 2017, there have been only 209 convictions for rape.

High dark number also in Switzerland

in Switzerland, Too, insist this is a Problem. In the year 2018, a total of 1291 offences were in connection with the violation of sexual integrity (sexual assault and rape), the police registered.

The number of consultations with the victims Advisory assistance because of violations of sexual integrity, however, is much higher, and a wait-and-4269 consultations alone for the year 2017. This means that in Switzerland, many cases would not be reported to the police. In 2017, only half of the defendants in Switzerland, had been finally convicted of rape or sexual assault convicted.

"not met The Swiss sex law complies with international human rights norms and is in contradiction to the Istanbul Convention, which entered into force in April 2018 for Switzerland in force", had Cyrielle Huguenot, responsible for women's rights at Amnesty International Switzerland,, quote. In the case of rape it is a serious violation of human rights, which is to be treated in every case as a serious criminal Offence. (fal/sda)

Created: 03.04.2019, 17:43 PM

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