Ministry of Justice and Law (Colombia)
|Ministerio de Justicia y del Derecho|
|Formed||4 May 2011|
|Headquarters||Carrera 9 № 12C-10
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
|Annual budget||78.213,867 COP 2017|
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 ministries as had been the case before their merger in 2002 as part of then-President Álvaro Uribe Vélez's ministerial reform.
The Ministry of Justice and Law is a central-level entity, head of the Justice and Law Sector, which leads the development of public policy with regards to justice and the protection of rights, within the framework of a Legal Social and Democratic State. The Justice and Law sector, which leads, is made up of the following related bodies: • The Unidad de Servicios Penitenciarios y Carcelarios (Prison and Penitentiary Services Unit) USPC. • The Instituto Nacional Penitenciario y Carcelario (National Prison and Penitentiary Unit) INPEC • The Agencia Nacional para la Defensa Jurídica del Estado (National Agency for Legal Defense of the State) ANDJE. • La Superintendencia de Notariado y Registro (Superintendency for Notaries and Registries) SNR. • La Dirección Nacional de Estupefacientes (National Narcotics Directorate) DNE (in liquidation).
|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|
See Ministers of the Interior and Justice
|7th||Juan Carlos Esguerra Portocarrero||2011–2012|
|8th||Ruth Stella Correa Palacio||2012-2013|
|9th||Alfonso Gómez Méndez||2013-2014|
|11th||Jorge Eduardo Londoño||2016-2017|
|12th||Enrique Gil Botero||2017-present|
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