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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Agreement between Sweden and Afghanistan on readmission
On 5 October 2016, Sweden and Afghanistan signed a memorandum of understanding on the readmission of people whose residence permit applications have been rejected.
Measures against car burnings and criminality in vulnerable areas
On Wednesday 17 August, Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson and Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman presented the Government’s measures against car burnings and criminality in vulnerable areas. Reversing the trend requires both long-term welfare initiatives and forceful action against crime.
Maintenance requirement for family member immigration
The temporary act on restrictions to the possibility of being granted a residence permit in Sweden entered into force on 20 July. The act sets a maintenance requirement as a condition for being granted a residence permit in two instances; firstly, in connection with family member immigration and secondly, to allow issuing a permanent residence permit if the individual has an income from employment or business activities. The act does not specify how large an income is required. Instead, this is now specified in an ordinance.
Border controls prolonged until November
The Swedish Government has decided to prolong internal border controls from June 8th up to and including November 11th 2016. Following a decision in the Council of the European Union, internal border controls are no longer prolonged on a monthly basis.
Three assignments to the Swedish Migration Agency on ‘return’
The Government has decided to instruct the Swedish Migration Agency to increase the number of places at detention centres, to reduce the time from asylum application to return and to enhance return procedures by means of liaison officers stationed at missions abroad.
Government reshuffle, 25 May 2016
· Press release from Ardalan Shekarabi, Ibrahim Baylan, Isabella Lövin, Margot Wallström, Morgan Johansson, Ylva Johansson, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Employment, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of the Environment, Prime Minister's Office
National Board of Forensic Medicine instructed to conduct medical age assessments
Medical age assessments are needed for individuals seeking residence permits in Sweden. The Government has therefore instructed the National Board of Forensic Medicine to promptly start conducting medical age assessments and immediately increase its capability and capacity in this area.