Ministry of JusticeSvenska
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.
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.
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.