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ECPAT Sweden was established as an NGO in 1996 and is a member of ECPAT International’s global network. ECPAT Sweden collaborates with other NGOs, authorities and industry partners to fight against the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

ECPAT Sweden

Contact: Anna Karin Hildingson Boqvist
Phone: +46 8 598 920 00
Address: Sankt Göransgatan 66, S-11233 Stockholm


Sweden is a destination and, to a lesser extent, source and transit country for children subjected to trafficking for sexual purposes. Victims largely originate from Eastern Europe, West Africa, Asia, and Western Europe.

In December 2014, the County Administrative Board of Stockholm launched the website Resekurage (Travel Courage), in collaboration with the Swedish police and the National Methodological Support against Prostitution and Human Trafficking (NMT). This projects aims at informing the public about the prevalence of sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism and offering an online system to report suspected child sexual exploitation’s cases committed by tourists abroad.


ECPAT joins forces with DOT Europe, CCIA and 50+ tech trade associations and NGOs with a joint statement to the European Union

Year: 2024

ECPAT International and NSPCC
ECPAT and NSPCC child online safety poll: Questionnaires

Year: 2023

Open Letter to the LIBE Committee Rapporteur on the proposed EU regulation to Prevent and Combat Child Sexual Abuse

Year: 2023

ECPAT with 41 child’s rights organisations denounces IMCO’s draft opinion on the EC Child Sexual Abuse Regulation Proposal

Year: 2023

ECPAT International
ECPAT Submission: Public consultation on EU Directive 2011/93/EU on combatting sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children

Year: 2022



News from Sweden


Age of Consent

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Extraterritoriality & Extradition


The Swedish Penal Code provides for active extraterritoriality including Swedish nationals, habitual residents, as well as nationals of Finland, Denmark, Iceland and Norway who are habitual residents of Sweden. Passive extraterritoriality is limited to crimes committed in territority belonging to no States. However, Sweden provides for universal jurisdiction for offences with a penalty of at least 4 years of imprisonment under Swedish Law (only very serious offences such as trafficking and gross CSAM offences are covered), and for offences with at least 6 months of imprisonment (all SEC related offences) only if the offender is located in Sweden. Double criminality is excluded for most SEC related offences with regards to extraterritoriality (except for sexual molestation and grooming).

Extradition includes SEC related offences as extraditable if they are punished with at least one year of imprisonment. All SEC related offences are considered extraditable under the European Arrest Warrant Framework. Double criminality is required for extradition (except between Sweden and EU/Nordic countries).

Swedish Criminal Code, Swedish Extradition for Criminal Offences Act 1957, 1965 (status as of 2019) ,1957 (status as of 2003)

CSAM Definition

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Background Check Required

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National Commitments

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Child Advocacy Centers

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SEC Police Unit

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Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

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Public SEC Case Data

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