Ministry of JusticeSvenska
Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy relieved of his duties
Having been elected Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag, Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy Tobias Billström has been relieved of his duties. Minister for Justice Beatrice Ask is now responsible for migration and asylum policy.
To meet the challenges facing the judicial system - and, ultimately, to increase security and reduce crime - criminal cases need to be managed more efficiently. To achieve this, the Government has instructed the authorities in the judicial system to jointly develop methods for managing criminal cases, focusing on efficiency, quality and legal certainty. A new brochure is intended to give a brief presentation of the work in progress.
The elections to the Riksdag and the municipal and county council assemblies will be held on Sunday 14 September 2014. Elections are the most important means by which citizens can influence politics and at the same time demand accountability for the policies that have been pursued. High voter turnout is a sign of a robust and well-functioning democracy. When more people vote, voter participation is more equal and the election results more accurately reflect citizens' views.
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.
16 September 2014A digitally joined-up judicial chain
29 August 2014Migration policy
10 June 2014Greater protection against forced marriage and child marriage
30 May 2014International judicial co-operation - the role of the Central Authority
24 April 2014Policy for a living democracy. English summary of the Government communication on democracy policy 2013/14:61