Human rights

The City of Stockholm’s operations work in different ways to respect human rights.

In practice, the City’s operations work on a daily basis with Sweden’s convention commitments. These are enacted in areas such as citizens’ advice bureaus, social services, schools and elderly care.

Certain groups, such as children, people with disabilities and national minorities, also have special rights taken into consideration in the City’s operations.


The City Executive Office is responsible for directing, leading and coordinating the City’s work on human rights, and is responsible for the policy documents.

The City of Stockholm has three ombudsmen: