Supreme Court: Uppsala University Guilty of Anti-Swedish Discrimination

Late last month Uppsala University was found guilty of discrimination against Swedes by the Swedish Supreme Court (Högsta domstolen). Three years ago, the university refused to enroll Cecilia Lönn and Josefine Milander in its Law Faculty even though they had better grades than thirty other students with a foreign background.

In 2003, thirty of the available places for the law courses had been reserved for students with a foreign background. Cecilia Lönn and Josefine Milander, both with better grades than all of those thirty students who were allowed in, were refused by the university. The two young ladies sued the university. They won twice in lower courts. Now the Supreme Court, too, has ruled in their favor and ordered the university to pay them a compensation of SEK 75,000 (approximately €8,200). The court expenses they made, about SEK 41,000 (approximately $4,500), will be reimbursed by the state.

Neither the Supreme Court nor the two women question the principle of positive discrimination, as long as it is practised between candidates who are equally qualified. Not so, however, when somebody with a foreign background is favored even though the Swede had better grades, since this is not positive discrimination, but just plain discrimination. Hence the Supreme Court wanted to set a clear example of what cannot be considered to be positive discrimination and therefore is illegal.

Of course, the two students have had two tough years. Ironically, however, the whole case may turn out to be an advantage rather than a disadvantage to them. As law students, they now have practical experience in bringing a case to court and taking it up to the level of the Supreme Court. Moreover, the fact that they have participated and won an important case will undoubtedly help them in their careers.

Evidence of incapacity

Quite sad those two females have even had to bring the issue to court. Shame on this university !
One might already commence to wonder whether there is any hope for a qualified student in Europe ( as far as they are natives).
Has intrinsically anything alike already happened in the USA ?

Sweden's version.....

...of Affirmative Action!......What ever happend to the the best qualified candidate getting the job???.....Oh, this white guilt!....It's killing the western world!...It's nice to see that these two ladies won their case....I guess not all of the Euro powers that be favor that PCBS...(that's politcally correct bull shit for those of you in South Western Pennsylvania).....


I have followed this case since its beginning when it was reported at The Local, and am glad that at least some elements in the Swedish State are opposed to its self-destructive policies.

Reverse Discrimination

Good for them! Discrimination against ones own people, those who make it possible for foreigners to receive a quality education, is simply unacceptable.