Judicial system

The judicial system comprises the institutions that are responsible for the rule of law and legal security in Sweden, i.e. the police, public prosecutor, courts and correctional treatment. This entails preventing and combating criminal activities, investigating crime, enforcing sentences and providing support to victims of crime.

Responsible for judicial system

Responsible ministers

Morgan Johansson, Minister for Justice and Migration
Morgan Johansson Minister for Justice and Migration
Mikael Damberg, Minister for Home Affairs
Mikael Damberg Minister for Home Affairs

Responsible ministry

News about judicial system

  • 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.

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