The Ministry of Justice is responsible for the overall justice system and ensure that civil rights are respected. This involves tasks extending into many areas of society. They include, for instance, civil defence, public prosecution, the courts and justice system, human rights, immigration, enforcement of sentences, the coast guard, policing, personal rights, district commissioners and elections.
The Minister heads its operations and is responsible for all the Ministry's administrative decisions. The Permanent Secretary, acting under the Minister's authority, directs the functioning of the Ministry.
- The Minister of Justice
- Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice is Haukur Guðmundsson.
The Ministry employs nearly 50 members of staff.
The Ministry's functions are divided between five departments:
About the Ministry of Justice
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