This article reviews exoneration in Sweden, with a focus on the procedure of applying for exoneration. First, it highlights some core features of Swedish criminal procedural law, necessary to understand exoneration in the Swedish context. Secondly, it outlines the possibilities in Swedish law to apply for exoneration, both in favour of a convicted person and to the disadvantage of a previously acquitted defendant. Thirdly, it identifies some challenges with the current Swedish model of administering applications for exoneration. Fourthly, it argues that the current system should be reformed by introducing into Swedish law a review committee that administers applications for exoneration.

wrongful convictions, extraordinary legal remedy, exoneration, exoneration in Sweden
dx.doi.org/10.5553/ELR.000184, hdl.handle.net/1765/135558
Erasmus Law Review
Erasmus Law Review
Erasmus School of Law

Martinsson, D. (2021). Exoneration in Sweden. Erasmus Law Review, 13(4), 87–101. doi:10.5553/ELR.000184