Decision of the Supreme Court of Sweden, 16 June 2004, Case No. Ö 853-03
Summary: The appellant requested the Supreme Court of Sweden to lift the confiscation of documents ordered by the Svea Court of Appeal under the Swedish Act on International Legal Assistance in Criminal Cases (SFS 2000:562). The Supreme Court found that Section 19 of the said act allows for confiscation if the property can reasonably be expected to be of importance to the investigation. The Court explained that the appellee’s application lacked information on the relevant alleged criminal action and on what property should be confiscated. The Supreme Court ruled for the appellant and lifted the confiscation.