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.
Minister for Justice Beatrice Ask is head of the Ministry. Tobias Billström is Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy. The Ministry is divided in 21 divisions.
The Folke Bernadotte Academy is a Swedish government agency dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of international conflict and crisis management, with a particular focus on peace operations. The Academy functions as a platform for cooperation between Swedish agencies and organizations and their international partners.
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. International IDEA’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, and assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics.
The research project Just and Durable Peace by Piece (JAD-PbP) funded by the EU seventh framework programme, aims to shed new theoretical and conceptual light on the problematique of building just and durable peace. It examines the effectiveness of general peacebuilding strategies and evaluates to what extent they enhance self-sustainable peace. In addition, it analyses and compares EU's peacebuilding strategies in the Western Balkans and the Middle East.
The establishment of Swedepeace Foundation aims at strengthening and improving the effectiveness of Swedish and international peace and security initiatives in countries affected by armed violence or instability. The Foundation will strive to achieve its purpose by focusing on the interface and linkages between theory, policy and practice, which will help identify options for action and promote results-oriented cooperation for peace and security.