Internat’l Human Trafficking Conference Cancelled Because Organizer Is Christian Abortion Opponent
An international conference about human rights and human trafficking in Sweden and Europe was cancelled three days before it was supposed to take place by the Uppsala University. The reason was an article published in the Swedish newspaper "Aftonbladet" exposing Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers, and their President, Mrs. Ruth Nordström, as a defender of unborn life and freedom of conscience.
An international conference about human rights and human trafficking in Sweden and Europe was supposed to take place in Uppsala on 15th October 2014. This conference was co-organized by Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers together with Uppsala University and the UN Organisation of Uppsala.
During the conference, the Council of Europe´s Raporteur on prostitution, trafficking and modern slavery in Europe was going to present his report, further lecturers and participants were researchers from Uppsala University, members of the Platform for Civil Society against Human Trafficking in Sweden and leading stakeholders from the police authority and international delegates from the Norwegian parliament.
The Scandinavian Human Dignity Award was going to be awarded to the Queen of Sweden and World Childhood Foundation for their commitment to protect children from abuse and exploitation during the conference.
However, three days before the beginning of the conference, the conference was cancelled because of an article published in the Swedish newspaper "Aftonbladet". This article sparked a media hunt against Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers, and the President of the organization, Mrs. Ruth Nordström. Mrs Nordström had defended a midwife in a freedom of conscience issue.
The international human rights and anti-trafficking conference was finally cancelled by the Uppsala University and later the Royal Court of Sweden announced that the Queen did not wish to accept the Scandinavian Human Dignity Award any more. Sources: