The Ministry of the Interior
role is to uphold law and order and ensure that civil rights are respected. The Ministry is responsible for the judiciary system, prisons service, police authorities, migration and asylum, surveillance of the territorial waters and the fishing grounds.
The Ministry is also responsible for transport issues, such as road construction, surface transportation and vehicle monitoring, aviation and airports, navigation and legal registration of seamen and their occupational rights, safety in transportation and accident investigation. It is also responsible for telecommunication, postal affairs and muncipal issues.