Ministry of Justice (Spain)
The Kingdom of Spain Ministry of Justice (in Spanish: Ministerio de Justicia - previously called Ministerio de Gracia y Justicia, Ministerio de Justicia y Culto, Ministerio de Sanidad, Trabajo y Justicia and Ministerio de Interior y Justicia) is one of the government departments of the Government of Spain. The current minister of Justice is Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón Jiménez.
The Ministry of Justice is responsible for the preparation and execution of government policy on development of law (criminal law, civil law, commercial law, ...), rights and religious freedom and worship, prerogative of mercy and titles of nobility and greatness of Spain.
In addition, the department shall be responsible for policy for the organization and support for the administration of justice, international judicial cooperation, as well as with the Autonomous Communities, in coordination with other relevant departments in this area. The ministry is also one that provides legal assistance to State.
- "Royal Decree 1826/2011 as of 21 December, that appoints the Ministers of the Government". BOE. 21 December 2011. http://boe.es/boe/dias/2011/12/22/pdfs/BOE-A-2011-19942.pdf. Retrieved 27 January 2012.