The Minister of Justice is a political appointment and the incumbent is the Hon. Sione Vuna Fa’otusia. As head of the Ministry, the Minister is responsible to Government at the Cabinet and the Legislative Assembly of Tonga.
Minister of Justice, Hon. Sione Vuna Fa’otusia
Hon. Fa’otusia holds a Bachelor in Laws (LLB) degree from the University of New South Wales, a Master degree from London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
He has extensive experience in the public and private sectors working for the Government of Tonga in various senior positions with the most senior being that of Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Justice from 1996 to 1998. He practiced law in the private sector for number of years before running for Parliament in 2014.
After being elected into Parliament, he was appointed by the Prime Minister and His Majesty as Minister of Justice in January 2015.
The Executive Management of the Ministry is headed by the Chief Executive Officer. In July 2016, the Ministry had 113 staff members employed by the Ministry.