Chancellor of Justice (Sweden)

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Chancellor of Justice
Justitiekanslern (JK)
Chancellor of Justice (Justitiekanslern) logo.png
Seal of the Chancellor of Justice
Agency overview
Formed 1713
Headquarters Stockholm
Employees 30
Annual budget SEK 34,488,000 (2012)[1]
Agency executive
Parent agency Ministry of Justice

The Chancellor of Justice (Swedish: Justitiekanslern) 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.

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 Anna Skarhed, who entered office on December 9, 2009.

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

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