Ministry of JusticeSvenska
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.
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On 14-16 May, Sweden held the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Stockholm. The meeting, which is part of the Swedish Chairmanship of the GFMD, looked at how migration contributes to social and economic development and to combating poverty in the world.
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.
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