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picture of Peberholm island that connects the Oresund bridge between Denmark and Sweden

Join Us on 10/26 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar titled “Nordic Noir: Genealogy as a Criminal Investigation Technique in Denmark and Sweden”

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

In 2020, the Swedish Police solved a 16-year-old cold case using forensic genetic genealogy, a first for the country. Following the conviction, the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection found that there was no legal basis for using investigative genetic genealogy. Earlier in 2023, the Danish and Swedish parliaments both voted on whether the police should have …

Midsommar Becomes Weekend Holiday in Sweden in 1953 – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

A few weeks ago, on June 6, Swedes celebrated their national day, in remembrance of both Gustav Vasa being elected king on this date in 1523 and the adoption of the Constitution of 1809, establishing the constitutional monarchy. If you ask a Swede, however, it seems an even bigger celebration is actually Midsommarafton (Midsummer’s Eve), …

Join Us for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar: “Green Energy in the Arctic: Regulatory Opportunities and Challenges in the Nordic Countries”

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

On March 10, 2022, at 2pm EST, Foreign Law Specialist Elin Hofverberg will present our next Foreign and Comparative Law webinar, “Green Energy in the Arctic: Regulatory Opportunities and Challenges in the Nordic Countries.” Please register here. Last year the Law Library published a report on Net Zero Emission Legislation Around the World. The report documents …