Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice is responsible for the authorities in the judicial system, including the Swedish Police, the public prosecution service, the courts and the Swedish Prison and Probation Service. The Ministry is also responsible for migration issues. In addition, the Ministry of Justice is responsible for legislation in the areas of constitutional and general administrative law, civil law, procedural law, criminal law, public order and safety, and migration and asylum law.

Responsible ministers

Gunnar Strömmer
Gunnar Strömmer Minister for Justice
Maria Malmer Stenergard Minister for Migration

News from Ministry of Justice

  • Government measures to strengthen Swedish citizenship

    To enhance the value of Swedish citizenship, the Government considers that the requirements that must be met to become a Swedish citizen need to be more stringent. For this reason, on Friday 5 May, Minister for Migration Maria Malmer Stenergard convened a press briefing along with the Sweden Democrats group leader in the Riksdag, Linda Lindberg. At the briefing, they outlined what measures the Government intends to take to strengthen Swedish citizenship.

  • Inquiry report on knowledge requirements for a permanent residence permit presented

    On the 29 May, Inquiry Chair and Judge Fredrik Fries presented his inquiry report to Minister for Migration Maria Malmer Stenergard. The Inquiry proposes introducing requirements of Swedish language skills and knowledge of Swedish society as conditions for being granted a permanent residence permit.

Content from the Ministry of Justice

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