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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Ministers at the Ministry of Justice
Today, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Statement of Government Policy in the Riksdag and announced the ministers that make up the Government. Morgan Johansson is Minister for Justice and Migration and head of ministry. Mikael Damberg is the new Minister for Home Affairs.
The Government has appointed Catharina Espmark and Lars Westbratt as state secretaries to Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson. The Government has appointed Elisabeth Backteman as State Secretary to Minister for Home Affairs Mikael Damberg.
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A national cyber security strategy
There is a great need to develop cyber security in Sweden. This national cyber security strategy is an expression of the Government's overarching priorities and is intended to constitute a platform for Sweden's continued development work within the area.A national cyber security strategy
Internal border controls prolonged
The Government has decided to prolong internal border controls for an additional six months, up to and including 11 May 2018. The decision was taken in accordance with EU legislation and the Government's assessment that there is still a threat to public order and domestic security.Internal border controls prolonged
Several major investments in the Ministry of Justice's areas of responsibility in the Government's autumn budget
On 20 September 2017, the Government presented the Budget Bill for 2018 to the Riksdag. The budget contains comprehensive investments in the Swedish Police Authority, other parts of the judicial system and civil defence. The Budget Bill is based on an agreement between the Government and the Left Party.Several major investments in the Ministry of Justice's areas of responsibility in the Government's autumn budget
Government reshuffle, 27 July 2017
· Press release from Annika Strandhäll, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Morgan Johansson, Prime Minister's Office, Stefan Löfven, Tomas Eneroth
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven today announced a government reshuffle. Three ministers have chosen to leave their posts, two new ministers have been appointed, and two ministers have been entrusted with revised areas of responsibility.Government reshuffle, 27 July 2017
Agreement on anti-terrorism measures
This agreement is based on the previous agreement from December 2015 and the national anti-terrorism strategy adopted in August 2015. The parties can also pursue additional anti-terrorism proposals above and beyond this agreement in a constructive spirit.Agreement on anti-terrorism measures
Increased protection for transgender people
In Sweden, everyone must have the right to be exactly who they are. This is why the Government is presenting proposals to strengthen the protection of transgender people under criminal law. These proposals include prohibiting agitation against transgender people.Increased protection for transgender people
Stricter rules for arms exports
On 29 June, the Government will refer a proposal to the Council on Legislation containing stricter export controls of military equipment. The proposal referred to the Council on Legislation largely implements the agreement reached in the 2015 inquiry on export controls of military equipment (KEX inquiry).Stricter rules for arms exports
Combating crime together – A national crime prevention programme
Short version of Government Communication 2016/17:126 Work to increase safety and reduce crime must be conducted on a broad scale.Combating crime together – A national crime prevention programme