Chancellor of Justice (Sweden)

The Chancellor of Justice (Swedish: Justitiekanslern [jɵsˈtîːtsɪɛˌkanslɛɳ] (listen); JK) is a Swedish government agency (with the agency head holding the same title as the agency name) charged with representing the Government of Sweden in various legal matters as the government's ombudsman. The office was originally created through a decree issued by King Charles XII in 1713.

Chancellor of Justice
Justitiekanslern (JK)
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Seal of the Chancellor of Justice
Agency overview
Annual budgetSEK 34,488,000 (2012)[1]
Agency executive
Parent agencyMinistry of Justice

The Chancellor is appointed by the Government and serves at its pleasure, though without belonging to the spoils system; the longest term in office this far having been 22 years. The present Chancellor of Justice is Mari Heidenborg, who entered office on September 1, 2018.


Chancellor of Justice:

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  1. ^ "Om Justitiekanslern" (in Swedish). JK. Retrieved 19 August 2014.

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