Greek Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights
The Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights was
initially established as the State Justice Secretariat in April
It is entrusted with the management of judicial function, which
is one of the three State functions. The Minister of Justice,
Transparency and Human Rights supervises the administration of
justice, namely organisational issues of the courts and
infrastructure as well as economic and administrative support and
guarantees the personal and operational independence of judges in
accordance with the Constitutional requirements.
At the same time, the Ministry is charged with the development
of legislative initiative in basic justice sectors, in which is
included the harmonization of internal law with the rules of
international law. Additionally, this initiative includes
development of institutional actions that widens and strengthens
individual rights and freedoms and empowers the function of the
democratic institutions in general.
The Land Registries and Real Estate Offices are also under the
Ministry's supervision, as well as all the associations of
employees in the justice sector.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human
Rights is entrusted with the planning and application of the
general national correctional policy.
The Presidential Decree 36/2000 (Official Government Gazette
29/17.2.2000) determines the state policy of the Ministry as well
as the organisation, the responsibilities and the staffing of its