ministry of justice
|ministerio de justicia|
the main headquarters
|formed||november 30, 1714 (as secretary of state and of the dispatch of ecclesiastical issues, justice and jurisdiction)|
- ministry of justice and interior
|jurisdiction|| spanish government|
palacio de la marquesa de la sonora (madrid)|
|annual budget||€1,698.23 million (2012)|
- 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.
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.
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.