Address: 61 Constant Spring Road Kingston 10
Telephone: 876-906-4923-31, 1888-4-justice (587-8423)
Fax: (876) 906-1712
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The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) administers and delivers justice services, as well as provides policy support and analysis on justice issues.  The ministry is mandated to ensure that Jamaica is a just and law-abiding society with an accessible, efficient and fair system of justice for all; to promote respect for rights and freedoms, the Rule of Law and the Constitution; and to promote an awareness of individual responsibilities and civil obligations.  This mandate is to be achieved through:

  • Protecting the constitutional rights of citizens
  • Maintaining the independence of the judiciary
  • Reinforcing confidence in the Legal Institutions
  • Carrying out law reform to effect greater social justice
  • Providing means of redress when people are abused by organs of the state
  • Carrying out legal directives ordered by the courts for the protection of society
The Ministry is responsible for the following subject areas:
  • Administration of Justice
  • Administration of Estates in the Interest of Minors
  • Business of the Senate
  • Conditional Discharge of Forensic Psychiatric Inmates (under amendment to Criminal Justice (Administration) Act 2006)
  • Constitutional Reform
  • Coroners
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Enquiries into the causes of Fire and Accidents
  • Extraditions
  • Justices of the Peace
  • Legal Education
  • Legal Profession
  • Marriage Licences
  • Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters
  • Notaries Public
  • Obscene Publication Act
  • Protection of Human Rights
  • Victim Support
  • Trustee in Bankruptcy

Source: The Ministry Of Justice

Minister: Sen. the Hon. Mark Golding

Minister without Portfolio: Hon. Horace Daley, MP

Financial Secretary: Dr. Wesley Hughes, CD

Source: The Jamaica Information Service

Ministry of Justice (MOJ)
Government of Jamaica