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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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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Questions and answers: Act and Ordinance on identity checks in the event of serious danger to public order or domestic security in the country
In 2015, Sweden received approximately 163 000 asylum applications, around 35 000 of which were from unaccompanied minors. This entails many and major challenges, not just for the Swedish asylum system, which is being subjected to major strains, but also for other public services such as access to housing, health and medical care, schools and social welfare.Questions and answers: Act and Ordinance on identity checks in the event of serious danger to public order or domestic security in the country
Crime prevention initiative
There is a major need to develop society’s measures to prevent crime, not only in the judicial system, but also among other actors such as municipalities, the business sector and civil society organisations.Crime prevention initiative
Age assessment earlier in asylum process
The Government has submitted a bill to the Riksdag proposing amendments to the Aliens Act that require the Swedish Migration Agency to assess a person’s age earlier in the asylum process than is the case today.Age assessment earlier in asylum process
Assignment to Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency to increase people’s knowledge regarding preparations for crises and situations of heightened alert
The Government has instructed the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency to develop national information materials containing concrete tips for what every private individual can do to prepare themselves for crises and situations of heightened alert, and to increase knowledge of the information influence that may be exerted on people in Sweden. To strengthen the preparedness of the whole of society, planning for civilian defence continues on an ongoing basis at the agencies that have a particular responsibility before and during situations of heightened alert.Assignment to Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency to increase people’s knowledge regarding preparations for crises and situations of heightened alert
Anders Ygeman signed cooperation agreements with Moldova and Georgia
On 6–7 February, Anders Ygeman visited Moldova and Georgia to sign cooperation agreements on law enforcement.Anders Ygeman signed cooperation agreements with Moldova and Georgia
Stronger protection against child marriage, forced marriage and ‘honour’ crimes
The Government has given Justice of the Supreme Court Mari Heidenborg the task of reviewing how protection against child marriage, forced marriage and ‘honour’ crimes can be strengthened.Stronger protection against child marriage, forced marriage and ‘honour’ crimes
A comprehensive approach to combat racism and hate crime
National plan to combat racism, similar forms of hostility and hate crime The overarching objective of this plan is strategic, effective and coherent work to combat racism, similar forms of hostility and hate crime in Sweden.A comprehensive approach to combat racism and hate crime