the Council for the trust fund for victims to decide about the foundation's funding of research and projects to increase awareness of crime victims and to provide better treatment and support for these.
the Government's decision to appoint the new members signed by the minister of justice Morgan Johansson. One of the appointees had a couple of months before the decision been convicted of minor abuse and hemfridsbrott directed against its erstwhile partner.
the Events must have occurred in the spring of 2014 and winter of 2015, and the judgment became 48.000 sek in fines, plus damages, and a fee to the trust fund for victims.
The defendants denied the allegations, and argued that these were fabricated and part of a custody battle.
, a judge of the Supreme court, testified at the request of the accused. The district court acquitted from all the accusations, but the court of appeal considered that the former partner's information was credible and sentenced to fines and damages.
the Judgment is appealed to the Supreme court, which has not yet made a decision on the appeal.
the Appointment is meeting with criticism from members of the council. Görel Granström is an associate professor at the department of law at Umeå University and conducts research on victims ' rights.
She thinks that the appointment is inappropriate.
"I see it as problematic for the fund's legitimacy, as we sit and assesses applications for research funding that often includes violence in close relationships and men's violence against women," says Görel Granström.
director-general Annika East – who is also the chairman of the council – said that she had knowledge of the judgment just recently.
" It is clear that this is both serious and unfortunate.
the honourable Member has not yet had time to participate in the council, which meets at least two times per year. Amy East has not made contact with the convicted person as judgment is not yet enforceable.
According to Annika the East was the later appointed member is also one of them, as highlighted by the authority as a potential candidate.
" We have not recommended a single person, however, we have pointed out the people who possess the theoretical knowledge.
" I do not have the opportunity to consider some possible consequences. But in this situation, it is entirely a matter for the department of justice and the government.minister of Justice Morgan Johansson (S) says that the government did not know the judgment when they made the decision. Photo: Tom Wall
Johansson (S) was the one who wrote in the government's decision.
– the Government had at the time of the decision on the appointment of the new members do not have the information if the judgment and must now consider this information.
"What has happened is serious and I do not exclude that the member must leave his assignment," says Morgan Johansson in a written comment to the DN.
After DN searched the honourable member and the government, the person is asked to leave his mission, according to the attorney general's press secretary.