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.
News from Ministry of Justice
An up-to-date English translation of the Swedish Criminal Code
A complete and modern translation of the Swedish Criminal Code is now available. The text will be updated continuously.
“The translation is now ready, and we are very pleased with the final product. As I understand it, there is considerable demand for an English translation of the Swedish Criminal Code, and we hope that the new translation will meet this need,” says Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson.
Special regulations on residence permits in the event of a no-deal Brexit
The Ministry of Justice has circulated a memorandum for comment containing proposals for special regulations on residence permits for UK citizens in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The proposals are part of the Government’s preparations ahead of Brexit and aim to make it easier for UK citizens living in Sweden to be granted a residence permit here.
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The Government of Sweden takes action against sexual violence and harassment
The #metoo movement in Sweden strongly demonstrates that more needs to be done to combat sexual harassment and sexual violence in workplaces and society at large. The Swedish Government requires all employers to take responsibility for a secure work environment. In the area of work environment and discrimination there are already many tools and relevant legislation, but the power and size of the petitions show that there are deficiencies in compliance with the regulations. For this reason, Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér have met with the labour market and union partners, and several ministers have in recent weeks convened meetings with heads of government agencies and business leaders in order to focus on the responsibility of employers to counteract sexual violence and harassment.
A national cyber security strategy, Skr. 2016/17:213
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.
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.
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.