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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Government decides to prolong internal border controls again
The Swedish Government has decided to prolong internal border controls from 11 February to 10 May 2017.
Police higher education programme - Summary in English, SOU 2016:39
The Inquiry's remit was to propose how basic training and education to become a police officer could be redesigned as a fit-for-purpose higher education programme.
Swedish Government presents feminist policy for a gender-equal future
The Swedish Government has presented a gender quality policy communication entitled Power, goals and authority – a feminist policy for a gender-equal future, including a ten-year National strategy to prevent and combat men’s violence against women. As one of the measures in the strategy, the Government intends to amend the degree descriptions in the Higher Education Ordinance for educational programmes where it is most necessary and where students will encounter perpetrators and victims of violence in their future careers.