COVID-19 Pandemic in Sweden: Measures, Policy approach and Legal and Ethical debates

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In this article we analyse the legal approach and measures implemented as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic implemented by Sweden’s public authorities and their legal background. Further, we discuss general legal and ethical questions related to measures to contain public health threats such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. It is outside of the scope of this paper to compare and critically analyse the effectiveness of Sweden’s public health strategy.


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  • Law


  • Medical law, COVID-19, Democracy, Pandemic, Public health measures, Aging and vulnerability, Sweden
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)731-739
Number of pages9
JournalBioLaw Journal - Rivista di BioDiritto
Issue number1/2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020 May 26
Publication categoryResearch

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