Department of Justice (Hong Kong)

The Department of Justice (DoJ), is the department responsible for the laws of Hong Kong headed by the Secretary for Justice. Before 1997, the names of the department and the position was the Legal Department (律政署) and Attorney General (律政司) respectively. The Department of Justice's main value is the rule of law. This law is the law that has brought Hong Kong the success of being known as the world's international financial centre. Their leading principle consists of the quote “One country, Two Systems”.[2] The Department of Justice is very important in the legal system in many ways. One being that they give legal advice to other departments in the government system. “drafts government bills, makes prosecution decisions, and promotes the rule of law”.[3] Its main goal is to ensure that Hong Kong's status as the main centre for legal services is enhanced and maintained.

Department of Justice
Agency overview
Formed1 July 1997; 24 years ago (1997-07-01)
HeadquartersG/F, Main Wing,
6/F, Main and East Wing,
Justice Place, 18 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
5-7/F, High Block, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong
Annual budget949.2m HKD[1]
Minister responsible
Child agencies
  • · Prosecutions Division
  • · Civil Division
  • · Legal Policy Division
  • · Law Drafting Division
  • · International Law Division
  • · Administration and Development Division
Department of Justice