Ministry of Justice of the People's Republic of China

Ministry of Justice
of the People's Republic of China
中华人民共和国司法部
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Sīfǎbù
Logo of the Justice Administrative Organs of the PRC
Agency overview
Formed September, 1954
Type Government ministry (Cabinet-level)
Jurisdiction Mainland China
Headquarters Beijing
Agency executive
Parent agency State Council
Child agency
  • MOJ Bureau of Prison Administration
Website http://www.moj.gov.cn/
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Ministry of Justice of the People's Republic of China (MOJ) is a government ministry under the State Council of China which is responsible for legal affairs. The range of responsibilities include judicial process, drafting legislation, developing legal framework, participating in national and international treaties, prosecution and sentencing.[1]

The ministry also ensure in the maintenance and improvement of China's system of law and justice and its national security.[1]

Administration

The executive head of the ministry is the Minister of Justice. This position is equivalent to Attorney General in other countries.

Organizational structure

Components
Legal Aid Center of the Ministry of Justice
Crime Prevention Institute of the Ministry of Justice
Judicial Research Institute of the Ministry of Justice
Institute of Forensic Science of the Ministry of Justice
Central College for Judicial Officers
Institute of Judicial Administration
Publishing House of Legal Daily
Publishing House of Law
All China Lawyers' Association
China Public Notary Association
MOJ Bureau of Prison Administration
All China People's Mediators' Association
China Legal Aid Foundation
International Legal Cooperation Center

Agencies

The MOJ Bureau of Prison Administration (司法部监狱管理局) operates national prisons in China. As of 2015 Liu Zhenyu (刘振宇) is the head of the department.[2]

List of Justice Ministers

NameTook officeLeft office
1Shi LiangOctober 1949April 1959
post abolished
2Wei WenboSeptember 1979May 1982
3Liu FuzhiMay 1982March 1983
4Zou YuMarch 1983March 1988
5Cai ChengMarch 1988March 1993
6Xiao YangMarch 1993March 1998
7Gao ChangliMarch 1998November 2000
8Zhang FusenDecember 2000July 2005
9Wu AiyingJuly 2005February 2017
10Zhang JunFebruary 2017March 2018
11Fu ZhenghuaMarch 2018Incuembent

See also

References

  1. 1 2 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-04-16. Retrieved 2007-08-22.
  2. Home page. Bureau of Prison Administration. Retrieved on May 17, 2015. "局 长:刘振宇"
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