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.
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Extension of temporary entry ban to Sweden until 31 August 2020 and easing of restrictions for more travellers
To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the outbreak, a temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force. The Government today decided to extend the entry ban until 31 August 2020. At the same time, the Government decided to ease the restrictions for more travellers. Today's decision was taken following a Council of the European Union recommendation.
Ordinance on a prohibition against holding public gatherings and events
On 11 March, the Government adopted an ordinance on a prohibition against holding public gatherings and events.
Protection against honour-related crime to be further strengthened
In a proposal referred to the Council on Legislation for consideration, the Government proposes that a new child marriage offence be introduced that can result in imprisonment for up to four years. The Government also proposes new grounds for tougher penalties for ‘honour’ crimes and a new instrument, a travel ban, to further strengthen protection against honour-related crime.
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Morgan Johansson and OECD hold press briefing on corruption
On Wednesday 12 June, Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson will hold a press briefing with Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery.
Swedish Minister for Home Affairs to visit Washington
Between Monday 10 June and Wednesday 12 June, Minister for Home Affairs Mikael Damberg will visit Washington DC. The purpose of the visit is to discuss issues within the framework of positive cooperation between the United States and Sweden in the area of law enforcement.
Sweden hosted expert meeting on tribunal
Today, Sweden hosted a meeting of experts at senior official level, with participants from eleven EU countries, including Sweden, Germany, France, the UK and the Netherlands, and representatives of the EU and the UN. During the meeting in Stockholm today, the senior officials discussed matters related to accountability for crimes committed in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
Sweden to host expert meeting on ISIS tribunal
On Monday 3 June, civil servants from Sweden, Germany, France, the UK, the Netherlands and other countries and organisations will take part in an expert meeting to discuss the possibility of establishing a tribunal or some other legal mechanism to prosecute people who fought for the terrorist group ISIS on the ground in Syria and Iraq. Minister for Home Affairs Mikael Damberg will be available for comment in connection with the meeting.
Racist symbols. Review of practice and analysis – Summary in English, SOU 2019:27
The remit has been tasked with reviewing the criminal law regulations regarding racist and similar symbols and, if necessary, proposing amendments.
Government proposes tougher terrorist legislation
In a proposal referred to the Council on Legislation for consideration, the Government proposes that it should be made a punishable offence to participate in the activities of a terrorist organisation. It also proposes making it a punishable offence to collaborate with a terrorist organisation, for example by selling weapons, vehicles or other similar equipment to such an organisation.