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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Cross-party commission of inquiry to examine migration policy
The Government has decided to appoint a cross-party commission of inquiry to examine Sweden’s future migration policy. The inquiry is to consider the design of the policy with the aim of establishing a system that is sustainable in the long-term. The Migration policy must be humane, legally secure and effective.
The commission of inquiry is to present its report by 15 August 2020.
Sweden hosted expert meeting on tribunal
The 3 June, 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 UK. During the meeting in Stockholm today, the senior officials discussed matters related to accountability for crimes committed in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
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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.
Government reshuffle, 27 July 2017
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.