Administration of Justice

Government Offices of Sweden

This site explains the form and function of the Swedish government. It also includes a searchable document database. In English.

Ministry of Justice

This site offers information about the structure and responsibilities of the Ministry as well as numerous publications to download. In English and Swedish.

Riksdagen (Swedish Parliament)

Includes databases containing parliamentary documents and various registers dating back several years, information about elections and referendums as well as the political parties represented in the Riksdag. Parliamentary documents (private members' motions, committee reports, records, interpretations and questions) (In Swedish), and factsheets about Sweden and the EU are also accessible.


Kriminalvården (Swedish Prison and Probation Service)

The main tasks of the Prison and Probation Service are to implement sentences of prison and probation, to supervise conditionally released persons, to implement instructions for community service, and to carry out pre-sentence investigations in criminal cases.  The Prison and Probation Service is also responsible for the activities of remand prisons and the transport service.

Crime Prevention

Brå Brottsforebyggande radet (The National Council for Crime Prevention)

The National Council for Crime Prevention is an agency under the Swedish Ministry of Justice with the principal task of encouraging crime prevention evaluation and research.  The Council is also responsible for official Swedish judicial statistics.  The site offers an overview of the tasks of the Council in addition to describing the organization. Also provides abstracts on related crime publications. In English, Swedish, German, French and Spanish.

Drugs & Alcohol

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview

The EMCDDA country overview of the trends and characteristics of national drug problems. It consists of summary of the national drug situation, key statistics at a glance and barometer showing the drug use prevalence position of Sweden.

Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs

CAN is a center for information on alcohol and other drugs with 47 non-governmental organizations as members.  CAN's mission is to prevent alcohol and other drug abuse through the provision of facts, documentation, and information.  It aims to circulate objective information, serving people and organizations involved in drug prevention work.

Human Rights

Manskliga Rattigheter (Human Rights)

Provides information on human rights in Sweden. Also provides access to government documents and other publications about human rights issues.

Law & the Courts

Åklagarmyndigheten (Office of the Public Prosecutor)

This website describes the role of prosecutors in the Swedish court system.

Guide to Law Online, Sweden

The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the United States Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.

Högsta Domstolen Sveriges Domstolar (Supreme Court)

The official homepage for the Supreme Court offers information, downloads and links about the form and functions of the Court, its rulings, negotiations, news and press releases. In Swedish.

Sveriges Domstolar (Swedish National Courts Administration)

Contain information on the various courts of Sweden.  Includes court statistics for 2002 to the present.

Police & Law Enforcement

Polisförbundet (Police Union)

The Polisförbundet works to ensure favorable working conditions as well as employment terms for their members. This website offers information about their organization, its concerns and activities, as well as links.  In Swedish and English.

Swedish Police

Includes information on the duties and organization of the Swedish police.  In Swedish and English.

Swedish Security Service

The Security Service is an intelligence agency with police duties. The purposes of the agency is to prevent and detect offences against national security, fight terrorism and protect the central Government.

Research & Statistics

Juridisk informationsteknologie AB (in Swedish)

Links to Swedish law websites.

Kriminologiska Institutionen - Stockholm University Criminology

The official webpage of Stockholm University's Institute of Criminology offers links and downloads to research and publications as well as useful links. In Swedish.

Statistics Sweden

Statistics on justice offences reported to the police and district court cases and other matters entered, as well as population, economics, social welfare, etc.