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.

 

Our Services

Ministry services include:

To provide leadership and corporate service support to the justice agencies-

To achieve its mission, the Ministry delivers services through its five (5) Agencies.

Organisational Chart

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.

Departments

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.

Asset Management

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.

Express Directory

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

Location

If you’re in the Solomon Islands and wish to visit us, our office location is provided below for your convenience. We look forward to welcoming you.

Physical Address
Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs
Kalala Haus, Town Ground,
Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 404, Honiara,
Solomon Islands.
Phone
28422 / 20233
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