List of Ministers for Justice of Luxembourg

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The Minister for Justice (French: Ministre de la Justice) is a position in the Luxembourgian cabinet. Among other competences, the Minister for Justice is responsible for the Grand Ducal Police, prisons, extradition, gambling, and the smooth operation of the judiciary.[1]

The position of Minister for Justice has been in continuous existence since the promulgation of Luxembourg's first constitution, in 1848. Originally, justice was within the remit of the Administrator-General for Foreign Affairs, Justice, and Religion (Administrateur général des Affaires étrangères, de la Justice et des Cultes), but justice was separated from this office on 23 September 1853.[2]

Since 24 March 1936, the title of Minister for Justice has been an official one, although the position had been unofficially known by that name since its creation. From the position's creation until 28 November 1857, the Minister went by the title of Administrator-General.[3] From 1857 until 1936, the Minister went by the title of Director-General.[4]

List of Ministers for Justice[edit]

Minister Party Start date End date Prime Minister
Gaspard-Théodore-Ignace de la Fontaine None 1 August 1848 2 December 1848 G T I de la Fontaine
Jean-Jacques Willmar None 2 December 1848 23 September 1853 Jean-Jacques Willmar
François-Xavier Wurth None 23 September 1853 24 May 1856 Charles-Mathias Simons
Charles-Gérard Eyschen None 24 May 1856 29 November 1857
Guillaume-Mathias Augustin None 29 November 1857 23 June 1859
Charles-Mathias Simons None 23 June 1859 15 July 1859
Édouard Thilges None 15 July 1859 26 September 1860
Michel Jonas None 26 September 1860 9 September 1863 Baron de Tornaco
Bernard-Hubert Neuman None 9 September 1863 31 March 1864
Henri Vannérus (first time) None 31 March 1864 3 December 1866
Léon de la Fontaine None 3 December 1866 17 June 1867
Henri Vannérus (second time) None 17 June 1867 26 December 1874 Emmanuel Servais
Alphonse Funck None 26 December 1874 20 April 1876 Baron de Blochausen
Paul Eyschen None 20 April 1876 20 February 1885
20 February 1885 22 September 1888 Édouard Thilges
22 September 1888 3 March 1915 Paul Eyschen
Victor Thorn (first time) None 3 March 1915 12 October 1915
12 October 1915 6 November 1915 Mathias Mongenast
Jean-Baptiste Sax None 6 November 1915 24 February 1916 Hubert Loutsch
Victor Thorn (second time) None 24 February 1916 19 June 1917 Victor Thorn
Léon Moutrier LL 19 June 1917 28 September 1918 Léon Kauffmann
Auguste Liesch LL 28 September 1918 15 April 1921 Émile Reuter
Guillaume Leidenbach PD 15 April 1921 14 April 1923
Joseph Bech PD 14 April 1923 20 March 1925
Norbert Dumont PRS 20 March 1925 16 July 1926 Pierre Prüm
16 July 1926 27 December 1936 Joseph Bech
Étienne Schmit PRL 27 December 1936 5 November 1937
René Blum POS 5 November 1937 6 April 1940 Pierre Dupong
Victor Bodson (first time) POS 6 April 1940 23 November 1945
LSAP 23 November 1945 1 March 1947
Eugène Schaus (first time) GPD 1 March 1947 3 July 1951
Victor Bodson (second time) LSAP 3 July 1951 23 December 1953
23 December 1953 29 March 1958 Joseph Bech
29 March 1958 2 March 1959 Pierre Frieden
Pierre Werner CSV 2 March 1959 3 January 1967 Pierre Werner
Jean Dupong CSV 3 January 1967 6 February 1969
Eugène Schaus (second time) DP 6 February 1969 15 June 1974
Robert Krieps (first time) LSAP 15 June 1974 16 July 1979 Gaston Thorn
Gaston Thorn DP 16 July 1979 22 November 1980 Pierre Werner
Colette Flesch DP 22 November 1980 20 July 1984
Robert Krieps (second time) LSAP 20 July 1984 14 July 1989 Jacques Santer
Marc Fischbach CSV 14 July 1989 26 January 1995
26 January 1995 30 January 1998 Jean-Claude Juncker
Luc Frieden CSV 30 January 1998 23 July 2009
François Biltgen CSV 23 July 2009 30 April 2013
Octavie Modert CSV 30 April 2013 4 December 2013
Felix Braz DG 4 December 2013   Xavier Bettel

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministère de la Justice" (in French). Service Information et Presse. 10 November 2005. Archived from the original on 2006-08-24. Retrieved 2006-08-29. 
  2. ^ (French)/(German) "Mémorial A, 1853, No. 73" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-29. 
  3. ^ (French)/(German) "Mémorial A, 1857, No. 49" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-29. 
  4. ^ (French)/(German) "Mémorial A, 1936, No. 25" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-29. 

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