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.
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Consent – the basic requirement of new sexual offence legislation
The Government has presented a bill to the Riksdag containing a proposal concerning new sexual offence legislation that is based on consent. Sex must be voluntary – if it is not, then it is illegal. The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority has been tasked with informing young people about the new legislation. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal. The amendments will come into force on 1 July 2018.
Measures against international burglary rings
Minister for Justice and Home Affairs Morgan Johansson has presented an offensive package of measures to fight international burglary rings. The measures will strengthen preventive efforts by the responsible authorities, and criminal investigation activities will be intensified.
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