Ministry of Justice

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.

Responsible ministers

Morgan Johansson
Morgan Johansson Minister for Justice and Home Affairs
Portrait of Heléne Fritzon
Heléne Fritzon Minister for Migration and Deputy Minister for Justice

News from Ministry of Justice

  • Reinstated border control at Sweden’s internal border

    The Government has decided to reinstate internal border control for three months. The control will continue until 11 February 2019. The decision is based on the Government’s assessment that there is still a threat to public policy and internal security.

  • New rules against foreign polygamous marriages

    "Polygamous marriages should not be recognised in Sweden and we need to review the existing legal loophole that makes it possible. Polygamous marriages undermine gender equality and, according to the UN, it can have serious emotional and financial consequences," says Deputy Minister for Justice, Heléne Fritzon. The Government has decided to task an inquiry chair with reviewing how to prevent recognition of foreign polygamous marriages in Sweden.

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