Directorate-General for Justice

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The Directorate-General for Justice (JUST) is a Directorate-General of the European Commission. The role of the "DG Justice" is to ensure that the whole European Union (EU) is an area of freedom, security and justice. The specific tasks and responsibilities of the DG are laid down by the Treaty of Rome (see Part Two, Articles 17-22; Part Three, Title III, Articles 39-47), the Treaty of Amsterdam which came into force on 1 May 1999 and the conclusions of the European Council meeting in Tampere (Finland) in October 1999.

The relevant Commissioner is the European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship and the director-general is Françoise Le Bail.[1]

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