Ministry of Justice and Law (Colombia)

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Ministry of Justice and Law
Ministerio de Justicia y Derecho
Ministry overview
Formed 4 May 2011 (2011-05-04)[1]
Preceding Ministry Ministry of the Interior and Justice
Headquarters Carrera 9 № 12C-10
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
04°36′0.06″N 74°04′35.47″W / 4.6000167°N 74.0765194°W / 4.6000167; -74.0765194
Annual budget COP$113,514,366,423 (2012)[2]
COP$107,150,063,174 (2013)[3]
COP$95,289,839,973 (2014)[4]
Ministry executives Alfonso Gómez Méndez, Minister
Piedad Amparo Zuñiga Quintero,
Deputy Minister
Miguel Samper Strouss,
Deputy Minister
Child agencies INPEC
ANDJE
SPC
SNR
Website www.minjusticia.gov.co

The Ministry of Justice and Law (Spanish: Ministerio de Justicia y Derecho), is the national executive ministry of the Government of Colombia responsible for the administration of law and justice, equivalent to the justice ministries of other countries.

In 2011, President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, as part of a wider justice reform and reshuffle of executive ministries, separated the Ministry of the Interior and Justice into two separate ministries as had been the case before their merger in 2002 as part of then-President Álvaro Uribe Vélez's ministerial reform.

Ministers[edit]

Order Minister Period
1st Andrés González Díaz 1992–1994
2nd Néstor Humberto Martínez Neira 1994–1996
3rd Carlos Eduardo Medellín Becerra 1996–1997
5th Almabeatriz Rengifo López 1997–1998
5th Parmenio Cuéllar Bastidas 1998–1999
6th Rómulo González Trujillo 1999–2002
- Post abolished
See Ministers of the Interior and Justice
2002-2011
7th Juan Carlos Esguerra Portocarrero 2011–2012
8th Ruth Stella Correa Palacio 2012-2013
9th Alfonso Gómez Méndez 2013-present

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colombia, Congress of (4 May 2011). "Ley 1444 de 2011" (PDF). Diario Oficial (in Spanish) (Bogotá) (48,059): 2. ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Colombia, Congress of (14 December 2011). "Ley 1485 de 2011" (PDF). Diario Oficial (in Spanish) (Bogotá) (48,283): 5. ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Colombia, Congress of (10 December 2012). "Ley 1593 de 2012" (PDF). Diario Oficial (in Spanish) (Bogotá) (48,640): 5. ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Colombia, Congress of (11 December 2013). "Ley 1687 de 2014" (PDF). Diario Oficial (in Spanish) (Bogotá) (49,001): 7. ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 8 January 2014.