About the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs
The Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs (MJLA) is responsible for the administration of the Solomon Islands’ justice and legal affairs.
The Permanent Secretary is responsible for the Ministry’s oversight and works with the staff to ensure that Government policies relevant to the justice sector are implemented. Reports are then sent to the Minister who in turn reports back to the Cabinet.
The Ministry oversees the review and updating of laws, and formation of legal policy to meet the needs of the Solomon Islands people. The Ministry’s headquarters are responsible for the administration of the nation’s various justice agencies.
Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs
Hon. Makario Tagini
Welcome to the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs.
Our Mission is to provide a vibrant and robust service to our agencies for effective, efficient and sustainable justice services to the Solomon Islands.
Ministry services include:
To provide leadership and corporate service support to the justice agencies-
- Attorney General’s Chambers
- Public Solicitor’s Office
- Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
- Law Reform Commission
- Registrar General’s Office
To achieve its mission, the Ministry delivers services through its five (5) Agencies.
Agencies and Departments
The Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs has the following Agencies and Departments under its umbrella. You will find quick information about each and their contact details if required.
Attorney General’s Chambers
The Attorney General of the Solomon Islands is the Principal Legal Adviser to the Government. The position is established under the Solomon Islands Constitution (Section 42) and is sometimes referred to as a Constitutional Office or Post.
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is responsible to maintain a safe and just Solomon Islands supported by a constitutionally independent public prosecutions service under the rule of law to deliver an independent, fair and effective prosecution service.
Public Solicitor’s Office
The Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO) is an independent public office established under the Constitution of the Solomon Islands to provide legal aid, advice and assistance to persons in need.
Law Reform Commission
The Law Reform Commission is responsible for carrying out reviews of the nation’s existing laws as directed by the Minister, conducting consultations with stakeholders for input to law reform, and making recommendations to the Government for law reform on the area of law under review.
Registrar General’s Office
The Registrar General’s Office is responsible for the registration of births, adoption, marriages and deaths for the people of the Solomon Islands.
Human Resource and Administration
The Human Resource and Administration department is responsible for
managing, administering and facilitating the recruitment process through submissions to the Ministry of Public Service (MPS) to Public Service Commission (PSC) and Judicial Legal Service Commission (JLSC).
The department also liaises and reports to Heads of Units of Agencies on HR manuals in compliance to the MPS rules, regulations and administration matters. In addition, they liaise with the MPS on Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) policy requirements and implementation programs.
Finance and Budget
The Finance and Budget department is responsible for the preparation of the annual budget along with monthly and quarterly financial reports for the Executive and Office Managers.
Legal Policy Unit
The Legal Policy Unit is responsible for reviewing existing and developing new legislation, developing Cabinet and Parliamentary materials, researching and developing legal policy, and organising community and stakeholder consultations.
Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Reporting
This department is responsible for advising the PS on sector activities, and preparing required Corporate and Annual Work plans for Agencies. In addition, they monitor and evaluate plans, activities and goals against policy objectives, prepare annual reports, and liaising with donor partners on sector plans, performance and reporting.
The Asset Management department is responsible for reviewing and assessing infrastructure requirements for the Ministry, and preparing infrastructure proposals. In addition, they acquire, maintain and upgrade facilities and accommodation in line with Ministry and Agency plans. They also manage projects and facilitate procurement in compliance with the Public Financial Management systems and processes.
Information and Communication
The Information and Communication department is responsible for reviewing existing communications strategy, establishing and resourcing a communications unit, and researching the MJLA and external information for dissemination.
Documents and Links
Here you will find the direct contact details for relevant staff at The Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs. Please feel free to get in touch should you have any queries you wish to discuss.
|Head Office||28422 / 20233|
|Minister||28422 / 21049|
|Permanent Secretary||28422 / 21048|
|Undersecretary||28422 / 25702|
|Executive Personal Secretary||28176 / 28422|
|Human Resource Manager||28422 / 22309|
|Chief Admin Officer||28422 / 20233|
|Principal Admin Officer||28422 / 20233|
|Senior Admin Officer||28422 / 20233|
|Assistant Admin Officer||28422 / 20233|
|Clerical Officer||28422 / 20233|
|Financial Controller||28422 / 25072|
|Principal Accountant||28422 / 25072|
|Senior Accountant||28422 / 25072|
|Accountant||28422 / 25072|
|Senior Legal Policy Officer||28422|
|Chief Strategic Planning Officer||28422|
|Chief Infrastructure Officer||28422|
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