Ministry of Justice (Thailand)
"The Seal of the Scales of Justice" by Prince Narisara Nuvadtivongs
|Formed||25 March 1891|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Thailand|
|Headquarters||Chaeng Watthana Government Complex, Chaengwatthana Road, Lak Si, Bangkok|
|Annual budget||16,507,216,000 Baht (2009)|
The Ministry of Justice of the Kingdom of Thailand (Thai: กระทรวงยุติธรรม; rtgs: Krasuang Yuttitham; Abrv: MOJ) is a cabinet ministry in the Government of Thailand. The ministry is in charge of the criminal justice system in the kingdom. As well as running prisons and aiding the Royal Thai Police, the ministry also runs the government's drug and narcotic control policies. The ministry is headed by the Minister of Justice, Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana.
The ministry was established in 1891 by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V). The monarch centralized the court and judicial system of the country. The sixteen courts were combined into seven courts. In 1912, under King Vajiravudh (Rama VI), the ministry was divided when the Court of Justice was given responsibilities over judicial affairs and the ministry retained responsibility for the legal and administrative areas.
In 1991, the National Assembly of Thailand passed the Improvement of Government Organisation Act. Article 21 of the act indicated the ministry was to be responsible for the administration of the Courts of Justice (except for adjudications and the criminal justice system.
- Office of the Minister's Secretary
- Office of the Inspector General
- Office of the Auditor
- Office of the Permanent Secretary
- Office of the Justice Affairs
- Department of Special Investigation
- Central Institute of Forensic Science
- Rights and Liberties Protection Department
- Legal Execution Department
- Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection
- Department of Corrections
- Department of Probation
Department directly under the justice minister
- Office of the Narcotics Control Board
- Anti-Money Laundering Office
- Law of Thailand
- Khunying Pornthip Rojanasunand- Head of the Central Institute of Forensic Science
- Cabinet of Thailand
- List of Government Ministers of Thailand
- Government of Thailand
- "Justice Minister supports vigilantism against lèse-majesté". Prachatai English. 18 October 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.