Ministry of Justice


National mobilisation against serious crime

Two police officers in a street Photo: Lars Hedelin

Serious organised crime must be combated throughout the country. To this end, the Government intends to introduce stricter and more effective legislation in a number of areas, including serious violent crime and money laundering.

Transfer of international service of documents activities from the Government Offices to the County Administrative Board of Stockholm

On 1 January 2014, international service of documents activities will be transferred from the Government Offices (Ministry of Justice) to the County Administrative Board of Stockholm. The County Administrative Board will thus become the new central authority for international service of documents and the receiving body for certain types of international cases concerning service of documents.

Super election year 2014

Young boy and his parent by a voting stand Photo: Malin Hoelstad/SvD/TT

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 chairs Global Forum on Migration and Development

Sweden is chairing the intergovernmental Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) for the period 2013-14.

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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.
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Sweden chairs GFMD for the period 2013-2014

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.
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.


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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

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