Consultation response on the Bergwall Commission report (SOU 2015:52)

The Bergwall Commission, chaired by Professor Emeritus Daniel Tarschys, was tasked with investigating and reporting on the conduct of the judicial and health care systems in connection with the criminal proceedings that led to Sture Bergwall being convicted of eight murders. The Commission was also instructed to analyse whether there were flaws in this conduct and, if such flaws were structural in nature, determine whether changes need to be made.

In its consultation response to the report, The Swedish National Council on Medical Ethics stressed the need to examine whether expert statements cited in court should be evaluated in some way and proposed different ways to spread knowledge in forensic psychiatry, for example through education programs and certification of caregivers.