Legal Advice and Support

Civil Rights Defenders offers different types of information and advice free of charge. For example, information and legal advice about how you can exercise your rights in matters of discrimination and migration or support from our Security Help Desk.

Legal Advice

Have you experienced discrimination on the basis of any of the following grounds or do you have experiences from the asylum process? Then we may provide legal advice.

  • Sex
  • Transgender identity or expression
  • Ethnicity
  • Religious beliefs
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age

How do I get in contact with you?

Fill in the form here to provide information about your situation. You can also call our helpline +46 (0)73 403 80 20 during our telephone hours or email us at Telephone hours are Tuesdays 13.30–17.00 and Thursdays 09.30–12.00. Please note that we do not accept spontaneous visits.

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What can the Security Help Desk support you with? 

We can make a risk analysis together to sort out the risks to your work, life, or health and which to prioritise. We give advice on risk mitigation or help you reduce the risks in different ways. We can offer shorter training or help you contact authorities. If you have needs connected to police reports or personal protection we can help you contact the police. We offer certain legal advice connected to your safety and security. We also provide you with other free resources or contacts with other support.

Who gets help and support from the Security Help Desk?

If you are an opinion leader and a human rights defender based in Sweden, who lack your own resources for your preventive and reactive security work, you are very welcome to contact us. We will schedule a first call where we ask you about your situation, to find out if and how we can support you.

How do I get in contact with you?

Send an email to and we’ll schedule our first call. You do not need to tell us the reasons why you need help when you email, but please let us know if it is urgent. We will get back to you within 48 hours, but we normally answer faster than that.

Do not send sensitive information via email. Read our Privacy Policies to learn more on how we process personal data.

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