I don't share the picture that is painted up in Sunday's dagens nyheter, Debate, in which 64 lawyers are critical of the prosecution. The prosecutor is a member of a profession with a lot of responsibility, but are heavily regulated. The prosecutor shall be objective and to take advantage of the information and evidence, both for the benefit of the parties and to their disadvantage.
Every day, taking the public prosecutor in the whole of Sweden, with a large variety of decisions. This may involve a search or to arrest a person. The prosecutor does not have a personal agenda, and not their business. When a case is won at the prosecutors ' table, a decision is taken on the preliminary inquiry shall be initiated or not. If the preliminary investigation is commenced, gives the public prosecutor's directive to the police in the investigation, which is supposed to be done.
the report shows that it is possible to expect a guilty verdict, is the prosecution required to bring charges, or the investigation be closed down.
It is the shortcomings of the individual studies. However, contrary to what is stated in the article, there is a comprehensive system of control, in order to uphold the rule of law. It is, in brief, are:
a Criminal liability. , the public Prosecutor can be prosecuted for dereliction of duty.
< Disciplinansvar. , the public Prosecutor can be submitted to the State ansvarsnämnd, who can determine if, for example, dismissal or loss of pay.
it's an External critique. , Among others, the parliamentary Ombudsman and the Chancellor of justice may criticise the office of the prosecutor.
it's an Internal critique. : the attorney-general may, at the request of, for example, lawyers or members of the public to review a public prosecutor to the examining and the award of the criticism. < / p>
Various types of controls. an Individual's decision can be requested, appealed tenders of senior public prosecutor. Either party may request that the proceedings be speeded up, and sign a conflict of interest.
a Review of the decision of the court of justice. in A pre-trial detention may be suspended, and the interception of telecommunications may be denied.
We have a visselblåsarfunktion, in order to facilitate the reporting of fraud or other serious misconduct on the part of the authorities.
There are also ethical guidelines that prosecutors must follow, and we are continuously discussing this issue.
a Growing number of crimes to be committed across the border. In the complexity of crimes with international connections, we need the help of other countries. It may take a long period of time. One such example is a sexual offence against a child on the internet. It is a type of crime that is increasing and, generally, has a long utredningstider as it is about the a large number of children in different parts of the world, and a very large utredningsmaterial. Other svårutredd crime gängkriminaliteten in Sweden, it can take some time.
the public Prosecutor's office and the Bar association, together with the Svea court of appeal engaged in a dialogue, which is all about the atmosphere in the courtroom. It is also intended to contribute to better understanding of each other's roles, and to maintain the credibility of the judiciary is to be preserved.
in Conclusion, we are not living in a lawless country. The prosecutor has a responsibility and a trust we feel that we are managing very well.<