Below is news about a new Swedish Institute for Human Rights that will commence its activities on January 1, 2022. This institute will further protect the human rights for persons with the functional impairment electrohypersensitivity, and also act as a firm counter-balance to the current efforts by some medical doctors to instead medicalize/psychiatricalize electrohypersensitivity.
The Swedish Institute for Human Rights starts on January 1, 2022.
On January 1, 2022, the new Swedish Institute for Human Rights will be established in Lund. The institute shall promote the safeguarding of human rights in Sweden, based on the Swedish constitution.
The Swedish Association for the Electrohypersensitive has previously announced that the government has decided to introduce the institute and now the plans are becoming reality. The board shall consist of seven members and the director. The board must, according to the law on the Institute for Human Rights, have members with expertise in the field of human rights and experience of qualified work in the areas of civil society, the judiciary and law, as well as research and higher education.
The institute must, for example, fulfill the tasks of an independent national mechanism under the Convention on the Human Rights of Persons with Functional Impairments.
Functional Law Sweden is pleased with the news that the human rights lawyer Annika Jyrwall Åkerberg has been elected a member of the Institute's board.
Functional law Sweden has from the beginning pointed out the importance of having knowledge of the Convention on the Human Rights of Persons with Functional Impairments on the board. "Annika's competence and experience will be of great benefit to the board of this institute, which, among other things, has the task of constituting the monitoring mechanism required by the Functional Law Convention," says Elisabeth Wallenius, chair of Functional Law Sweden. [text translated from https://eloverkanslig.org/institutet-for-manskliga-rattigheter-startar-1-januari/
hope this new institute also will
serve as a very important role model
for other countries around the
world, setting strong examples to be
anyone needs an introduction to the
electrohypersensitivity, please, see
my 2015 article, Johansson O,
“Electrohypersensitivity: a functional
impairment due to an inaccessible
environment”, Rev Environ Health 2015;
30: 311–321 [enclosed as a pdf].
Today, I am very
happy to now see it become an even
stronger statement thanks to the new
Swedish Institute for Human Rights!
Johansson, associate professor