Week 9: Children's rights in focus

Of: Linnea Boström

During the past week, children's rights have been debated. DN's review of international adoptions was in its second week and OmVärlden took up the government's actions regarding the Swedish children living in prison camps in Syria. Sweden as a humanitarian state has been questioned at the same time as problems with authoritarian regimes have been discussed.

March 8, 2021, Current debate

What is really happening on the European continent?

French protesters

A lot is happening on the European continent. The large demonstrations in France are an example. Photo: Olivier Ortelpa (CC-BY-2.0)

Of: Karl Follin

When French protesters chant in the streets of Paris, the world's intellectual elite toasts toast champagne at the Nobel dinner in Stockholm. But the Nobel dinner also put the EU's relationship with DR Congo on the agenda.

December 12, 2018, Current debate

Sweden - arms exporter and peace broker?

Said Mohammed stands at his son's grave in Yemen.

Said Mohammed's 8-month-old son starved to death during the ongoing war in Yemen. Photo: Nariman El-Mofty, AP (CC BY 2.0)

Of: Karl Follin

Swedish arms exports contribute, according to some, to what has been described as the worst humanitarian crisis in modern times: the war in Yemen. At the same time, many are putting their hopes in future peace negotiations - with the help of Sweden.

November 7, 2018, Current debate

Who will stand up for human rights?

Protest against arms trade with Saudi Arabia.

Human rights activists in London are protesting against the arms trade with Saudi Arabia. Photo: Campaign Against Arms Trade (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Of: Celina Lindgren

The murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi still makes its mark on the Swedish debate. At the same time, other debaters are worried about Jair Bolsonaro's victory in the Brazilian presidential election. In addition, Sweden's deportations of children, and incorrect figures on the number of climate refugees, are being debated.

October 31, 2018, Current debate

Sweden should take responsibility for both Antarctica and its weapons

Where has Sweden's commitment and responsibility for Antarctica taken? several debaters wonder.

Of: Christina Arvidsson

Following the suspected assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashouggi, several debaters are demanding an end to Swedish arms exports to Saudi Arabia. Other debaters wonder where Sweden's commitment and responsibility for Antarctica has gone.

October 24, 2018, Current debate

Therefore, arms exports are a goal conflict for feminist foreign policy

Photo: Varga Attila, Wikimedia Commons

Of: Agnes Hellström

Foreign Minister Margot Wallström says in an interview in Svenska Dagbladet that she does not understand how arms exports to countries such as the Philippines concern feminist foreign policy. There are many examples that explain how Swedish arms exports affect women's rights, resources and influence, writes Agnes Hellström at Svenska Freds.

May 9, 2018, Debate

The Saudi deal shows the need for a new coordinated global policy

Of: Jesper Bengtsson

The debate has been heated about Sweden's arms agreement with Saudi Arabia. Many have questioned whether Swedish exports should be subject to human rights requirements. Now we must ask ourselves in what way trade can be part of a coordinated policy for global development, writes journalist Jesper Bengtsson.

March 12, 2015, Debate