FUNCTIONS OF THE MINISTRY

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Policy Advice

The ministry is responsible for the provision of policy advice on all Justice Sector matters including relevant legislative issues to the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The Minister Chairs the Law Committee and the conduit between Parliament and Government on legislation created or proposed for amendment.

Provide Support

The Ministry provides all support services to the judiciary (Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Magistrates' Court) and court related functions (Probation and Bailiff divisions).

Civil Registration

The Ministry maintains and operates the national system of civil registration for the people of Tonga (Registrar General's Office).

addtional services

JUDICAL SERVICES

To provide staff and administrative services which promote the effective and timely adjudication of disputes and resolution of questions of law in Court with appropriate jurisdiction.

ENFORCEMENT SERVICES

To provide court services which ensure the effective implementation of court operational procedures, and effective enforcement of Court judgements in all court decisions.

CIVIL REGISTRATION

To register, maintain and promote the provision of accurate vital statistics records and archiving of births, deaths, marriages, changes of names, etc.in the Kingdom.

Free & Fair Elections

It also provides oversight of the independent bodies which, enforce and implement free and fair elections (Electoral Commision), the Anti-Corruption Commission (which has not been set up as yet) and impartial intermediaries between the public and government, i.e the Commissioner for Public Relations (Ombudsman's Office). All these bodies operate independently from Government, but for certain administrative and budgetary matters are linked to the MINISTRY OF JUSTICE.

MOJ

The MOJ consists of the Minister of Justice ans his Chief Executive Officer, all staff (public servants) in the Minister's Office, administration division, Registrar General's Office, Supreme Court, Magistrates Court, Bailiff and Probation Division.

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VITAL STATISTICS REGISTRATION 95%
cskksjk 100%
WP 75%
Fsklw 81%

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