Review

FAQs regarding reviews.

What is a review?

A review means that a decison by a prosecutor is reviewed by a Director of Public Prosecution or Deputy Director of Public Prosecution. A review may lead to the decision being changed or it may be deemed that the original decision was correct and there is no reason to change it. In exceptional cases, a decision may be reviewed by the Prosecutor General.

Reviews and examinations of decisions are handled in writing.

A decision by the police may be examined by a prosecutor. Any such request should be submitted to the police. A list of addresses can be found on the website of the Swedish Police. Please use the form Request for Examination of a Police Decision/Review of a Prosecution Decision.

How do I request a review?

  • A request for a review must be submitted in writing. Please use the form Request for Examination of a Police Decision/Review of a Prosecution Decision.
  • The completed form can be submitted by email. An oral request to review/examine a decision will not normally be granted.
  • A request for a review/examination must be clear and complete on submission. If the request lacks the necessary information, the case will not normally be reviewed. It is not generally possible to supplement a request at a later date. You should therefore ensure that your request is complete upon submission.
  • A request for review must be submitted to the local public prosecution office where the decision was made. A list of addresses can be found on the contact page.

Who can request a review?

Usually only those involved in the case, i.e. the victim of or the person suspected of committing the crime, can request a review.

Can a decision made by the police be changed by a prosecutor?

Yes, a decision by the police may be examined by a prosecutor. Any such request should be submitted to the police. A list of addresses can be found on the website of the Swedish Police. Please use the form Request for Examination of a Police Decision/Review of a Prosecution Decision.

How will I find out the results of my request?

A copy of the decision will be sent to you at your home or email address.