Ministry of Justice (Spain)

  • ministry of justice
    ministerio de justicia
    logotipo del ministerio de justicia.svg
    palacio de la marquesa de la sonora (madrid) 03.jpg
    the main headquarters
    agency overview
    formednovember 30, 1714; 305 years ago (1714-11-30) (as secretary of state and of the dispatch of ecclesiastical issues, justice and jurisdiction)
    preceding agency
    • ministry of justice and interior
    typeministry
    jurisdictionescudo de españa (mazonado).svg spanish government
    headquarters palacio de la marquesa de la sonora (madrid)
    annual budget€1,698.23 million (2012)[1]
    agency executive
    • mr. ministry of justice(in spanish)

    the ministry of justice (mjus) is the department of the government of spain responsible for preparing and carrying out the government policy in order to bring the legal system off, specially in criminal, civil, commercial and procedural law affairs, supporting the administration of justice and the legal and international cooperation.[2]

    likewise, it is responsible for processing the documents relative to grace right, titles of nobility and grandees which resolution is given by the king and is carried out by the council of ministers, giving legal attendance to the state administrations and it is the communication channel of the government with the administration of justice, with the general council of the judiciary and with the prosecution ministry, through the attorney general, as well as with the governing bodies of the autonomous communities with judicial responsibilities, the spanish data protection agency and the associations of legal experts.[3]

    the mjus is headed by the minister of justice, who is appointed by the king of spain at request of the prime minister, after hearing the council of ministers. the minister is assisted by three main officials, the secretary of state for justice, the under secretary of justice and the secretary-general for innovation and quality of the public justice service. the solicitor general depends from the minister. the present incumbent is mr. juan carlos campo.

    the ministry has its headquarters in the palace of the marchioness of sonora, madrid.

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Ministry of Justice
Ministerio de Justicia
Logotipo del Ministerio de Justicia.svg
Palacio de la Marquesa de la Sonora (Madrid) 03.jpg
The main headquarters
Agency overview
FormedNovember 30, 1714; 305 years ago (1714-11-30) (as Secretary of State and of the Dispatch of Ecclesiastical Issues, Justice and Jurisdiction)
Preceding agency
  • Ministry of Justice and Interior
TypeMinistry
JurisdictionEscudo de España (mazonado).svg Spanish government
Headquarters Palacio de la Marquesa de la Sonora (Madrid)
Annual budget€1,698.23 million (2012)[1]
Agency executive

The Ministry of Justice (MJUS) is the department of the Government of Spain responsible for preparing and carrying out the government policy in order to bring the legal system off, specially in criminal, civil, commercial and procedural law affairs, supporting the Administration of Justice and the legal and international cooperation.[2]

Likewise, it is responsible for processing the documents relative to grace right, titles of nobility and Grandees which resolution is given by the King and is carried out by the Council of Ministers, giving legal attendance to the State administrations and it is the communication channel of the Government with the Administration of Justice, with the General Council of the Judiciary and with the Prosecution Ministry, through the Attorney General, as well as with the governing bodies of the autonomous communities with judicial responsibilities, the Spanish Data Protection Agency and the associations of legal experts.[3]

The MJUS is headed by the Minister of Justice, who is appointed by the King of Spain at request of the Prime Minister, after hearing the Council of Ministers. The Minister is assisted by three main officials, the Secretary of State for Justice, the Under Secretary of Justice and the Secretary-General for Innovation and Quality of the Public Justice Service. The Solicitor General depends from the Minister. The present incumbent is Mr. Juan Carlos Campo.

The ministry has its headquarters in the Palace of the Marchioness of Sonora, Madrid.