Functions 13.08.2014

Functions of the Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice is the leading state administration institution within justice sector and is the highest institution for subordinate state administration institutions. This Ministry is directly subordinate to the Minister of Justice.

Functions of the Ministry of Justice are:

  1. To develop, organize and coordinate implementation of state policy in the following areas:
  • protection of personal data;
  • information publicity and monitoring of electronic documents;
  • public registers;
  • religious issues;
  • maintenance of real estate state cadastre;
  • insolvency of associations;
  • forensics;
  • industrial property, specific patents, trademarks, designs and topographies of  semiconductor products;
  • liberal legal professions;
  • legal support provided by state;
  • state compensation for victims;
  • ensuring of state guaranteed subsistence;
  • development of policies of rights and administration policy of regional and district courts.

2. Ensure representation of the Republic of Latvia in the Court of Justice of the European Union

3. Ensure representation of the Republic of Latvia in the European Judicial Network in civil, commercial and criminal matters.

4. Ensure systematization of state official publications and information thereof (including consolidation of legal acts)

5. Ensure the public awareness and dialog on the policy of rights, and promote development of legal awareness within the public in compliance with principles of a democratic state.

6. Perform other functions determined by external normative acts.

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