Ministry of Justice (New Zealand)

The Ministry of Justice (Māori: Tāhū o te Ture) is an executive branch of the New Zealand Government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice within New Zealand. It provides advice and support to a number of Ministers of the Crown including the Minister of Justice; the Minister for Courts; the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations; the Minister Responsible for the Law Commission and the Attorney-General.[3] Additionally, due to its geographical proximity, New Zealand's Ministry of Justice might also oversee the administration of justice in Tokelau (New Zealand territory) and the Pitcairn Islands (even though it is a British Overseas Territory).[4][5]

Ministry of Justice
Tāhū o te Ture
Ministry overview
Formed1872; 149 years ago (1872)
JurisdictionNew Zealand Government
HeadquartersJustice Centre, 19 Aitken St, Wellington, New Zealand
Employees3,800 [1]
Annual budgetTotal budgets for 2019/20[2]
Vote Justice
Vote Courts
Vote Treaty Negotiations
Ministers responsible
Ministry executive
  • Andrew Kibblewhite, Secretary for Justice and Chief Executive