Chancellor of Justice in Sweden (page2) Posted by Hello

The duties of the Chancellor of Justice can be classified in six main groups:

1. to be the State´s representative in trials and other legal disputes;
2. to receive complaints and claims for damages directed to the State and decide on financial compensation for such damages;
3. to be the Government´s counsellor in legal matters;
4. to act as the Government´s ombudsman in the supervision of the authorities and the civil servants, and to take action in cases of abuse;
5. to ensure that the limits of the freedom of the press and other media are not transgressed and to act as the only public prosecutor in cases regarding offences agains the freedom of the press and other media;
6. to act as the guardian for the protection of privacy in different fields.