Ministry of Justice


A digitally joined-up judicial chain

Cover of the brochure.

To meet the challenges facing the judicial system - and, ultimately, to increase security and reduce crime - criminal cases need to be managed more efficiently. To achieve this, the Government has instructed the authorities in the judicial system to jointly develop methods for managing criminal cases, focusing on efficiency, quality and legal certainty. A new brochure is intended to give a brief presentation of the work in progress.

Photo: Malin Hoelstad/TT

Government newsletter: General election on 14 September

The elections to the Riksdag and the municipal and county council assemblies will be held on Sunday 14 September 2014. Elections are the most important means by which citizens can influence politics and at the same time demand accountability for the policies that have been pursued. High voter turnout is a sign of a robust and well-functioning democracy. When more people vote, voter participation is more equal and the election results more accurately reflect citizens' views.

New fact sheet on migration policy

This fact sheet gives a brief description of the Government's work in the migration policy area at the national, EU and international level.

Greater protection against forced marriage and child marriage

From 1 July 2014, new criminal and civil law provisions apply that strengthen protection against forced marriage and child marriage. Two new offences are introduced in the Swedish Penal Code. In addition, the possibility of children being granted exemption to marry is abolished. The provisions on recognition of foreign marriages are also made more stringent.

Download or order the printed fact sheet, free of charge.

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The Ministry of Justice

is responsible for legislation concerning the constitution and general administrative law, civil law, procedural law and criminal law. The Ministry also handles matters relating to migration and asylum policy.

In the international arena, the Ministry takes part in efforts to lay the groundwork for international cooperation against cross-border crime.

Minister for Justice Beatrice Ask is head of the Ministry. Tobias Billström is Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy. The Ministry is divided in 21 divisions.
The citizens of some countries need to have a visa to enter Sweden. A list of which these countries are and information on how to go about to apply for a visa can be found here.

Contact us

Ministry of Justice work Rosenbad 4 postal SE-103 33 Stockholm Office work +46 8 405 10 00 Fax fax +46 8 20 27 34
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About the Ministry

Information material: The Ministry of Justice,

its areas of responsibility and the agencies under it are presented in this brochure.
In this brochure you get a brief introduction to the legal system and its constituent authorities.
The European e-Justice Portal is conceived as a future electronic one-stop-shop in the area of justice.
Beatrice Ask and Tobias Billström

Photo gallery Ministry of Justice

Photos may be downloaded and used free of charge by the press and media.