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Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Internal Affairs

Minister: Frances Johnson-Morris
Deputy: Cieaneh D. Clinton

The Ministry of Justice is responsible for legislation concerning the Constitution and general administrative law, civil law, procedural law and criminal law. The Ministry also handles matters relating to democratic issues, human rights, integration and minority issues, metropolitan affairs, sports issues and non-governmental organisations.

The Judicial Department is responsible for enhancing the quality of justice in the community by ensuring an effective and accessible Court System and as cornerstone of Justice; the court system will uphold the principles of equality, fairness and access while protecting the dignity and rights of all members of the community.

The Ministry of Justice performs tasks relating to legislation in the fields of criminal law, general offences law, property law, contract law, and law of succession; to legislation on judicial procedures; organisation of legislation in the field of the judiciary, public prosecutors, state attorneys, lawyers, notaries public and implementation of penal sanctions; systemic organisation and coordination of denationalisation procedures; preparation of proposals and drafts for international agreements; on cooperation in the field of criminal and civil law; financing and provision of human, technical and spatial resources for the activities of judicial bodies.

The Ministry is headed by Frances Johnson-Morris along with her Deputies.

Name
Position
Frances Johnson-Morris Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Cieaneh D. Clinton Deputy Minister for Administration and Public Safety
Sylvester Saye Gbaintor Deputy Minister for Codification
Joseph K. Jallah Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs
Momo Johnson Deputy Commissioner for Operations, Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization
Morris A. Kaba Assistant Minister for Litigation
Tiawan S. Gongloe Solicitor General of Liberia









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