Ministry of Justice


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.

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Assisted fertilisation for single women

The Government inquiry on increasing possibilities of treating involuntary childlessness left their report to the Minister for Justice the 16 May 2014. An English summary is now available.

Goverment newsletter: International conference on migration and development

Goverment newsletter: International conference on migration and development

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.

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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.

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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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