International prosecution operations

The need for legal and criminal policy co-operation across borders is increasing in step with internationalisation.

Crime is also beginning to be increasingly cross-border in nature. Consequently, during recent years international co-operation has been changed and made more efficient as a result of international agreements and changes in routines.

The practical work involves assisting foreign prosecutors with criminal investigations that take place abroad. It may be a question of interrogation with individuals who are in Sweden, house searches and/or the extradition of a wanted person. Similar assistance is often required from other countries in connection with Swedish criminal investigations.

International operations also include participation in various international networks and co-ordination bodies for operative prosecutors. The most important of these is Eurojust, which consists of prosecutors from all the EU member states.

Swedish prosecutors are also engaged in a variety of development projects in Eastern Europe and elsewhere.