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(Minister of Justice)

Portuguese Minister of Justice

The Ministry of Justice (Ministério da Justiça) is the Portuguese government ministry responsible for the administration of the judiciary system. It is headed by the Minister of Justice.

The Ministry of Justice should not be confused with the Public Ministry. This last one is not a Government ministry - despite the name - but the independent body of magistrates of the Judiciary charged with the public prosecution and the legal representation of the State before the courts.

Unlike usual in other countries, the Portuguese Minister of Justice does not have any kind of hierarchic authority over the public prosecutors.


The roles of the Ministry of Justice include:

  • to conceive, to conduct, to execute and to assess the policy of Justice defined by the Assembly of the Republic and by the Government;
  • to assure the relationship of the Government with the courts, the Public Ministry, the Higher Council of Magistrates and the Higher Council of the Administrative and Tax Courts.


Office Holders on Wikispooks

Jose Pedro Aguiar-Branco17 July 200412 March 2005
António Costa25 October 19996 April 2002
Rui Machete15 February 19856 November 1985
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