The Department of Justice was set up towards the end of 2014 by means of Legal Notice 402.14.
The functions of the Department are those of co-ordinating, supporting and monitoring those areas in the justice sector which do not fall under the remit of the Courts of Justice Department but which however pertain to the administration of justice, thereby enabling the Courts of Justice Department to focus more on Court management and judicial proceedings.
Our Mission Statement
To co-ordinate, support and monitor the functions of a number of areas in the justice sector within the Department of Justice’s remit.
• to provide support services to entities in the justice system;
• to process applications under statutory and non-statutory obligations;
• to co-ordinate on matters relating to support to victims of crime;
• to review and report on the performance and efficiency of the courts and tribunals involved in the administration of justice and to collect, maintain and analyse statistics related thereto;
• to liaise with any commission, tribunal, department or other entity on matters relating to justice;
• to facilitate the appointment or re appointment of Chairpersons and Members on Boards and Tribunals related to the justice sector;
• to lead the implementation of projects and initiatives falling within the Department’s remit;
• to monitor the Justice Scoreboard of the European Commission;
• to propose and embark on projects to improve the efficiency and the quality of the justice system.