Justice Ministries vary by country and their mandates encompass a wide range of functions including the attorney general, solicitor general, prosecutor, public defense, legal aid, ethics, internal affairs, and even prison management. Justice Ministries may also draft new laws and reform legislation, as well as protect vulnerable groups such as children, the poor, and victims of human rights abuses. Justice Ministries often manage and provide funds for the administration and operation of courts and other justice sector activities. Although a part of the executive branch, Justice Ministries may be responsible for the policies and procedures that affect the management and administration of the national legal system.
Official site for the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. In Spanish.
Official site for Belgium’s Ministry of Justice. In Dutch, French, and German.
Official site for Brazil’s Ministry of Justice. In Portuguese.
Official site for Bulgaria’s Ministry of Justice. In Bulgarian with limited documents available in English, such as information on judicial reform.
Official site for Canada’s Ministry of Justice. In French and English.
This website contains information about the Ministry of Justice Secretary and relevant contact information.
Official site for Costa Rica's Ministry of Justice.
Official site for Denmark’s Ministry of Justice. It includes information on the Minister of Justice and other useful links. In Danish and English.
Official site for Estonia’s Ministry of Justice. In Estonian and English.
Official site for Finland’s Ministry of Justice. In Finnish and English.
Official site for France’s Ministry of Justice. In French.
Official site for Germany’s Ministry of Justice. In German, English, and French.
Official site for Hungary’s Ministry of Justice. In Hungarian.
Official site for Iceland’s Ministry of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs.
Official site for Israel’s Ministry of Justice. In Hebrew.
Official site for Italy’s Ministry of Justice. In Italian, English, and French.
Official site for Jamaica’s Ministry of National Security and Justice.
Official site for Japan’s Ministry of Justice. In Japanese and English.
Official site for Kenya's Ministry of Justice. In English.
Official site for Lebanon’s Ministry of Justice. In Arabic.
Official site for Lithuania’s Ministry of Justice. In Lithuanian and English.
Official site for Madagascar’s Ministry of Justice. In French.
Official site for Mexico’s Office of the Attorney General. In Spanish.
Official site for New Zealand’s Ministry of Justice. It includes detailed information about the Legislation Advisory Committee.
Official site for Peru’s Ministry of Justice. In Spanish.
Official site for Poland’s Ministry of Justice. In Polish.
Official site for Romania’s Ministry of Justice. Some pages under construction. In Romanian, English, and Russian.
Official site for Singapore’s Ministry of Law.
Official site for Spain’s Ministry of Justice. In Spanish.
Official site for South Africa’s Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.
This website contains information on the Ministry of Justice, Law Reform & National Integration of Sri Lanka.
Official site for Swaziland’s Ministry of Justice.
Official information on the Royal Thai Government’s Ministry of Justice. The link for the Office of Judicial Affairs provides extensive information on the Thai judicial system. In Thai and English.
Official site for Turkey’s Ministry of Justice. In Turkish.
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