Justice minister

A justice ministry, ministry of justice,[1] or department of justice[2] is a ministry or other government agency in charge of the administration of justice. The ministry or department is often headed by a minister of justice (called minister for justice in only very few countries) or secretary of justice. In countries where this agency is called a department (usually department of justice, sometimes attorney general's department) the head of the department is entitled attorney general, for example in the United States.[3] Monaco is an example of a country that does not have a ministry of justice, but rather a Directorate of Judicial Services (Secretary of Justice) that oversees the administration of justice.[4] Vatican City, a country under the sovereignty of the Holy See, also does not possess a ministry of justice. The legislative body (which includes a legal office) is overseen by the President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State.

Depending on the country, specific duties may relate to organizing the justice system, overseeing the public prosecutor[5] and national investigative agencies (e.g. Federal Bureau of Investigation), and maintaining the legal system and public order. Some ministries have additional responsibilities in related policy areas overseeing elections, directing the police, law reform, and administration of the immigration and citizenship services. The duties of the ministry of justice may in some countries be split from separate responsibilities of an attorney general[6] (often responsible for the justice system) and the interior minister[7] (often responsible for public order). Sometimes the prison system is separated into another government department called Corrective Services.

Country, State or Territory Subnational division Ministry Head List
 AfghanistanMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 AlbaniaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 AlgeriaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 AndorraMinistry of Social Affairs, Justice and InteriorMinister of Social Affairs, Justice and Interiorlist
 AngolaMinistry of Justice and Human RightsMinister of Justice and Human Rightslist
 AnguillaAttorney General's ChambersAttorney Generallist
 Antigua and BarbudaMinistry of Justice and Legal AffairsAttorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairslist
 ArgentinaMinistry of Justice and Human RightsMinister of Justice and Human Rightslist
 ArmeniaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 ArubaMinistry of Justice, Security and IntegrationMinister of Justice, Security and Integrationlist
 AustraliaAttorney General's DepartmentAttorney General of Australialist
Australian Capital TerritoryAttorney Generallist
New South WalesDepartment of Attorney General and JusticeAttorney General; Minister of Justicelist

list

Norfolk IslandAttorney GeneralChief Minister
Northern TerritoryDepartment of Justice and Attorney GeneralAttorney General and Minister of Justice list
QueenslandDepartment of Justice and Attorney GeneralAttorney General of Queenslandlist
South AustraliaDepartment of the Attorney GeneralAttorney Generallist
TasmaniaDepartment of Justice and the Attorney GeneralAttorney General and Minister of Justicelist
VictoriaDepartment of Justice and Community SafetyAttorney-Generallist
Western AustraliaDepartment of the Attorney GeneralAttorney Generallist
 AustriaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 AzerbaijanMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 BahamasOffice of the Attorney General and
Ministry of Legal Affairs (Bahamas)
Attorney General
Minister of Legal Affairs
list
 BahrainMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 BangladeshMinistry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary AffairsMinister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairslist
 BarbadosOffice of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal AffairsAttorney Generallist
 BelarusMinistry of Justice of the Republic of BelarusMinister of Justicelist
 BelgiumFPS Justice BelgiumMinister of Justicelist
 BelizeMinistry of the Attorney General OfficeAttorney Generallist
 BeninMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 BermudaAttorney General's ChambersAttorney General and Minister of Legal Affairslist
 BhutanOffice of the Attorney GeneralAttorney Generallist
 BoliviaMinistry of Justice and Institutional TransparencyMinister of Justice and Institutional Transparencylist
 BonaireChief Public ProsecutorAttorney General (Ministry of Justice and Security)list
 Bosnia and HerzegovinaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 BotswanaMinistry of Defence, Justice and SecurityMinister of Defence, Justice and Securitylist
 BrazilMinistry of Justice and Public SecurityMinister of Justice and Public Securitylist
 British Virgin IslandsDepartment of JusticeAttorney Generallist
 BruneiOffice of the Attorney GeneralAttorney Generallist
 BulgariaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 Burkina FasoMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 BurundiMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 CambodiaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 CameroonMinistry of JusticeMinister of State for Justicelist
 CanadaDepartment of JusticeMinister of Justice
Attorney General of Canada
list
AlbertaMinistry of Justice and Attorney GeneralAttorney General and Minister of Justice list
British ColumbiaMinistry of JusticeAttorney General and Minister of Justicelist
ManitobaDepartment of Justice (Manitoba)Attorney General and Minister of Justicelist
New BrunswickDepartment of Justice (New Brunswick)Attorney General and Minister of Justicelist
Newfoundland and LabradorDepartment of Justice and Public SafetyAttorney General and Minister of Justice and Public Safety
Northwest TerritoriesDepartment of JusticeMinister of Justice
Nova ScotiaDepartment of JusticeAttorney General and Minister of Justice and Public Safety
NunavutDepartment of JusticeMinister of Justice
OntarioMinistry of the Attorney GeneralAttorney Generallist
Prince Edward IslandDepartment of Justice and Public SafetyAttorney General and Minister of Justice and Public Safety
QuebecMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justice (Quebec)list
SaskatchewanMinistry of JusticeAttorney General and Minister of Justice
YukonDepartment of JusticeMinister of Justice
 Cape VerdeMinistry of Justice and LaborMinister of Justice and Laborlist
 Cayman IslandsOffice of Director of Public ProsecutionsDirector of Public Prosecutionslist
 Central African RepublicMinistry of Justice and Human RightsMinister of Justice and Human Rightslist
 ChadMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 ChileMinistry of Justice and Human RightsMinister of Justice and Human Rightslist
 People's Republic of ChinaMinistry of Justice
Public Notary Office of People's Republic of China
Supreme People's Procuratorate
Minister of Justice

Procurator-General
list
 Hong KongDepartment of JusticeSecretary for Justicelist
 MacauSecretariat for Administration and JusticeSecretary for Administration and Justicelist
 Republic of China (Taiwan)Ministry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 ColombiaMinistry of Justice and LawMinister of Justice and Lawlist
 ComorosMinistry of Justice, Islamic Affairs, Public Administration and Human RightsMinister of Justice, Islamic Affairs, Public Administration and Human Rightslist
 Cook IslandsMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 Costa RicaMinistry of Justice and PeaceMinister of Justice and Peacelist
 CroatiaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 CubaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 CuraçaoMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 CyprusMinistry of Justice and Public OrderMinister of Justice and Public Orderlist
 Czech RepublicMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 Democratic Republic of CongoMinistry of Justice and Human RightsMinister of Justice and Human Rightslist
 DenmarkMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 DjiboutiMinistry of Justice and Penal AffairsMinister of Justice and Penal Affairslist
 DominicaMinistry of Justice, Immigration and National SecurityMinister of Justice, Immigration and National Securitylist
 Dominican RepublicAttorney General of the Republic (Dominican Republic)Attorney Generallist
 East TimorMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 EcuadorMinistry of Justice, Human Rights and CultsMinister of Justice, Human Rights and Cultslist
 EgyptMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 El SalvadorPublic MinistryAttorney Generallist
 Equatorial GuineaMinistry of Justice, Worship and Penitentiary InstitutionsMinister of Justice, Worship and Penitentiary Institutionslist
 EritreaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 EstoniaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 EthiopiaFederal Attorney General's Office (formerly Ministry of Justice)Federal Attorney Generallist
 European UnionDG JusticeCommissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenshiplist
 Faroe IslandsMinistry of Internal AffairsMinister of Internal Affairslist
 FijiOffice of the Attorney GeneralAttorney General and Minister of Justicelist
 FinlandMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 FranceMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 GabonMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 GambiaMinistry of JusticeMinister for Justicelist
 GeorgiaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 AbkhaziaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 South OssetiaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 GermanyFederal Ministry of JusticeFederal Minister of Justicelist
 GhanaMinistry of Justice and Attorney General's DepartmentAttorney Generallist
 GibraltarOffice of the Attorney GeneralAttorney General and Director of Public Prosecutionlist
 GreeceMinistry of Justice, Transparency and Human RightsMinister of Justice, Transparency and Human Rightslist
 GreenlandMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justice
 GrenadaOffice of the Attorney GeneralAttorney Generallist
 GuamOffice of the Attorney GeneralAttorney Generallist
 GuatemalaPublic MinistryAttorney Generallist
 GuineaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 Guinea-BissauMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 GuyanaMinistry of Legal Affairs and Attorney General's ChambersAttorney General and Minister of Legal Affairslist
 HaitiMinistry of Justice and Public SecurityMinister of Justice and Public Securitylist
 HondurasMinistry of Human Rights, Justice, Governance and DecentralizationMinister of Human Rights, Justice, Governance and Decentralizationlist
 HungaryMinistry of JusticeMinister of Administration and Justicelist
 IcelandMinistry of Justice and Human RightsMinister of Interiorlist
 IndiaMinistry of Law and JusticeMinister of Law and Justicelist
 IndonesiaMinistry of Law and Human Rights
Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General†

Minister of Justice and Human Rights†

list

list

 IranMinistry of JusticeAttorney General and Minister of Justicelist
 IraqMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 IrelandDepartment of Justice and EqualityMinister for Justice and Equalitylist
 Isle of ManAttorney GeneralMinistry of Justice (United Kingdom)list
 IsraelMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 PalestineMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 ItalyMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 Ivory CoastMinistry of Justice and Human RightsMinister of Justice and Human Rightslist
 JamaicaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 JapanMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 JordanMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 KazakhstanMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 KenyaOffice of the Attorney General and Department of Justice (formerly Ministry of Justice)Attorney Generallist
 KiribatiMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 South KoreaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 KyrgyzstanMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 KuwaitMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 LaosMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 LatviaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 LebanonMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 LesothoMinistry of Justice, Human Rights and Correctional ServicesMinister of Justice, Human Rights and Correctional Serviceslist
 LiberiaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justice
Attorney General
list
 LibyaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 LiechtensteinMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Justice and CultureMinister of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Culturelist
 LithuaniaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 LuxembourgMinistry of Justice Minister of Justicelist
 North MacedoniaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 MadagascarMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 MalawiMinistry of Justice and Constitutional AffairsMinister of Justice and Constitutional Affairslist
 MaldivesMinistry of Law and GenderAttorney General and Minister of Law and Genderlist
 MaliMinistry of Justice and Human RightsMinister of Justice and Human Rightslist
 MaltaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 Marshall IslandsMinistry of Justice, Immigration and LaborMinister of Justice, Immigration and Laborlist
 MauritaniaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 MauritiusAttorney General's Office, Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and Institutional ReformsAttorney General and Minister of Justicelist
 MexicoOffice of the Attorney GeneralAttorney Generallist
 MicronesiaDepartment of JusticeSecretary of Justicelist
 MoldovaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justice list
 TransnistriaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 MongoliaMinistry of Justice and Internal AffairsMinister of Justice and Internal Affairslist
 MontenegroMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 MontserratOffice of the Attorney GeneralAttorney Generallist
 MoroccoMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 Sahrawi Arab Democratic RepublicMinistry of Justice and Religious AffairsMinister of Justice and Religious Affairslist
 MozambiqueMinistry of Justice, Constitutional and Religious AffairsMinister of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairslist
 MyanmarOffice of the Attorney GeneralUnion Attorney Generallist
 NamibiaMinistry of JusticeAttorney General and Minister of Justicelist
 NauruMinistry of Justice and Border ControlMinister of Justice and Border Control (Nauru)list
   NepalMinistry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary AffairsMinister of Justicelist
 NetherlandsMinistry of Justice and SecurityMinister of Justice and Securitylist
 New ZealandMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 NicaraguaPublic MinistryAttorney Generallist
 NigerMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 NigeriaMinistry of JusticeAttorney General of the Federation and Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigerialist
 NiueJustice Department (formerly Ministry of Justice)Secretary of Justice (Ministry of Social Services)list
 NorwayMinistry of Justice and Public SecurityMinister of Justice and Public Securitylist
 OmanMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 PakistanMinistry of Law, Justice and Human Rights Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rightslist
 PalauMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 PanamaMinistry of Government (formerly Ministry of Government and Justice) Minister of Government list
 Papua New GuineaDepartment of Justice and Attorney GeneralAttorney General and Minister of Justicelist
 ParaguayMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 PeruMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 PhilippinesDepartment of JusticeSecretary of Justicelist
 PolandMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 PortugalMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 QatarMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 Republic of CongoMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 RomaniaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 RussiaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 CrimeaProsecutor General's OfficeProsecutor Generallist
 RwandaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 SabaChief Public ProsecutorAttorney General (Ministry of Security and Justice)list
 Saint Kitts and NevisMinistry of the Attorney General, Justice and Legal Affairs and CommunicationsAttorney Generallist
 Saint LuciaMinistry of Legal AffairsMinister of Legal Affairslist
 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesMinistry of Legal AffairsMinister of Legal Affairslist
 SamoaMinistry of Justice and Courts AdministrationMinister of Justice and Courts Administrationlist
 San MarinoDepartment of Institutional Affairs and JusticeSecretariat of State for Justice, Information and Researchlist
 São Tomé and PríncipeMinistry of Justice, Public Administration and Human RightsMinister of Justice, Public Administration and Human Rightslist
 Saudi ArabiaMinistry of Justice and Legal ReformMinister of Justicelist
 SenegalMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 SerbiaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 KosovoMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 SeychellesDepartment of Legal AffairsAttorney Generallist
 Sierra LeoneOffice of the Attorney General and Ministry of JusticeAttorney General and Minister of Justicelist
 Sint EustatiusChief Public ProsecutorAttorney General (Ministry of Security and Justice)list
 Sint MaartenMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 SingaporeMinistry of LawMinister of Lawlist
 SlovakiaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 SloveniaMinister of JusticeMinistry of Justicelist
 Solomon IslandsMinistry of Justice and Legal AffairsMinister of Justice and Legal Affairslist
 SomaliaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 SomalilandMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 South AfricaDepartment of Justice and Constitutional DevelopmentMinister of Justice and Constitutional Developmentlist
 South SudanMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 SpainMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 Sri LankaMinistry of Justice and Legal ReformMinister of Justicelist
 SudanMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 SurinameMinistry of Justice and PoliceMinister of Justice and Policelist
 Swaziland (Eswatini)Ministry of Justice and Constitutional AffairsMinister of Justice and Constitutional Affairslist
 SwedenMinistry of JusticeMinister for Justicelist
  SwitzerlandFederal Department of Justice and PoliceHead, Federal Department of Justice and Policelist
 SyriaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 TajikistanMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 TanzaniaMinistry of Justice and Constitutional AffairsMinister of Justice and Constitutional Affairslist
 ThailandMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 TogoMinistry of Justice and Human RightsMinister of Justice and Human Rightslist
 TongaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 Trinidad and TobagoOffice of the Attorney GeneralAttorney General and Minister of Legal Affairslist
 TunisiaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 TurkeyMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 TurkmenistanMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 Turks and Caicos IslandsOffice of the Attorney GeneralAttorney Generallist
 TuvaluOffice of the Attorney GeneralAttorney Generallist
 UgandaMinistry of Justice and Constitutional AffairsMinister of Justicelist
 UkraineMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 United Arab EmiratesMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 United KingdomMinistry of JusticeLord Chancellor
Secretary of State for Justice
list
 Northern IrelandDepartment of JusticeMinister of Justice
Attorney General for Northern Ireland
list
 ScotlandLearning and Justice DirectoratesCabinet Secretary for Justicelist
 WalesCounsel Generallist
 United StatesUnited States Department of JusticeAttorney Generallist
 American SamoaDepartment of Legal AffairsAttorney Generallist
 Northern Mariana IslandsOffice of the Attorney GeneralAttorney Generallist
 Puerto RicoDepartment of JusticeAttorney General and Secretary of Justicelist
 United States Virgin IslandsDepartment of JusticeAttorney General of the United States Virgin Islandslist
 UzbekistanMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 VanuatuMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 VenezuelaMinistry of Popular Power for Interior Relations, Justice and PeaceMinister of Popular Power for Interior Relations, Justice and Peacelist
 VietnamMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 YemenMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 ZambiaMinistry of JusticeMinister of Justicelist
 ZimbabweMinistry of Justice and Legal AffairsMinister of Justicelist

† Based on available research, these are the countries, states or territories that have yet to appoint a female as the Minister of Justice, Attorney General or equivalent.

See also

Other topics of interest

References

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