Ministry of JusticeSvenska
2014 is the first year that Sweden is holding both a European election and a general election - a super election year. Elections are the most important means by which citizens can influence politics and at the same time demand accountability for the policies that are pursued.
Sweden is chairing the intergovernmental Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) for the period 2013-14.
Tobias Billström, Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy, held two speeches at the General Debate of the High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development, United Nations, New York on 3 October, 2013.
By exercising clemency, the Government may pardon a convicted person or reduce their sentence. Clemency is for use in exceptional situations.
This revised fact sheet describes several issues related to clemency in criminal cases.
The Ministry of Justiceis 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 Global Forum on Migration and Development is an intergovernmental platform for dialogue and began in 2007 to deepen international dialogue and enhance cooperation between states in the areas of migration and development.