Official (constitutional) name of the country: Kingdom of Sweden


Organisation of the judicial system

Organisation of justice – judicial systems (e-Justice website)

European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ). Profile of Sweden

Judicial cooperation


General description of the national system for international judicial cooperation in criminal matters

 

Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters is regulated in a comprehensive act that covers cooperation with EU-MS as well as third states. The underlying principle is that Swedish authorities should be able to assist foreign states with every measure that is available for Swedish authorities in domestic investigations or proceedings. Most EU instruments on mutual recognition has been implemented through separate laws, as for example the Act on Surrender from Sweden according to a European Arrest Warrant.
Incoming requests to Sweden are normally handled by the prosecutors at the three International Public Prosecution Offices, each of them covering a specific geographical area of Sweden (Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö). For some specific measures, the District Court is the competent authority, e.g. the taking of evidence in court or hearing by telephone or videoconference in court.
Outgoing requests from Sweden are handled by the prosecutor in charge of the criminal investigation, either at the International Public Prosecution Offices, at other Public Prosecution Offices or at the Swedish Economic Crime Authority. For some specific measures, requests are sent by the District Court.
Financial and economic crimes are handled by the Swedish Economic Crime Authority. The Swedish Economic Crime Authority is a multidisciplinary prosecution authority employing prosecutors, police officers and auditors.

The International Division at the Office of the Prosecutor General is responsible for policy issues with regard to international judicial cooperation. The Prosecutor General also has some specific tasks and decision-making powers in cases concerning judicial co-operation.

The Central authority at the Ministry of Justice has an overall responsibility for the international co-operation. Where direct contacts cannot be used requests should be sent to the Central authority.

 

Text in original language, English and/or other available languages of the relevant national laws/provisions of the Criminal procedure codes  on judicial cooperation in criminal matters:

Legislation in Swedish 
Swedish legislation in translation
The Swedish Code of Judicial Procedure
The Swedish Penal Code

 

Link to the EJN website’ section on the status of implementation in Sweden of the EU legal instruments on judicial cooperation in criminal matters
 

 

Link to the national Fiches belges

 

Links to the relevant sections of the Council of Europe and United Nations Treaties Offices websites containing information on the conventions to which Sweden is party

Council of Europe Treaty Office
United Nations Treaty Collection

 

National case law relevant for judicial cooperation in criminal matters

 

Information on the organisation of the EJN

 
There are three EJN contact points at the International Public Prosecution Office in Stockholm and one EJN contact point each at the International Public Prosecution Offices in Göteborg and Malmö. There is also one EJN contact point at the Local Prosecution Chamber in Sundsvall.
There are two EJN contact points at the Swedish Economic Crime Authority. One in Stockholm and one in Malmö.
There is one EJN contact point at the Central authority and one at the Prison and Probation Service.
There is one EJN contact point at the Office of the Prosecutor General who is having the role as National Correspondent and Tool Correspondent.

 

Useful national links

The Swedish Central Authority
The Swedish Government
The Swedish Parliament
The Swedish Prosecution Authority
The Swedish Economic Crime Authority 
 
 

Recent national developments on judicial cooperation in criminal matters
Please find here a link to the status of implementation for Sweden.

 

 

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