Students study how the legal system works by visiting the Center for Justice

Students in our Law and Society course visited the Center for Justice this week.

centrumforjusticeCentrum för rättvisa (Centre for Justice) supports the rights of individuals through litigation and by participating in the public debate on human rights.

Centrum för rättvisa is an independent non-profit organisationIMG_4826 whose mission consists in guarding individuals’ human rights and freedoms. Since its foundation in 2002, Centrum för rättvisa has gradually established itself as the leading organisation in this field. It is in fact the first non-profit public interest law firm in Sweden.

IMG_4824The core idea of Centrum för rättvisa is that the respect for individual human rights and freedoms is the foundation of a democratic state based on the rule of law and of any well-functioning society. We support individuals by litigating cases of principle and by participating in the public debate. We act independently from political parties or other interest groups. We never charge the people we assist.

We work with human rights and freedoms as protected in the Swedish Constitution, Swedish legislation, the European Convention on Human Rights and the Law of the European Union.

Impressively,  this organization wins 90% of their cases in court.  IMG_4829
Students talked with lawyers, listened to an information session, as well as participated in a Q&A session.
Students had the unique opportunity to visit one of the most popular workplaces for lawyers in all of Sweden.
“relevant learning outside the classroom leads to increased understanding.”

About kristylundstrom

I currently work as Head at Viktor Rydberg Gymnasium in Djursholm. I am a student of learning. I am interested to see where it happens, when it happens, and how it happens. I am also a math and computer science teacher. I have lived in Belgium and in the USA. I really appreciate my multi-cultural environment - I believe it adds dynamics to our school.
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