Minister of Justice (Iceland)

The Minister of Justice in Iceland is the head of the Ministry of Justice and is a member of the Cabinet of Iceland. The Ministry was formed in 2017 and the current Minister is Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir.

HistoryEdit

The Minister of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs was the head of the Ministry of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs, which existed between 1 January 1970 and 1 October 2009. Before the Cabinet of Iceland Act no. 73/1969 took effect, ministries in Iceland had not existed separately from the ministers.[1] Between 4 January 1917 and 1 January 1970, the minister responsible for justice was titled Minister of Justice and the minister responsible for ecclesiastical affairs was titled Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs. In cases where one person was responsible for both, he or she was titled Minister of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs. On 1 October 2009, the position became Minister of Justice and Human Rights (Icelandic: Dómsmála- og mannréttindaráðherra) and the ministry itself was renamed accordingly. On 31 December 2010, the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights was merged with the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Local Government to form the Ministry of the Interior. On 1 May 2017 the Ministry of the Interior was again split up into the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Transport and Local Government.

List of ministersEdit

Minister of Justice (4 January 1917 – 1 January 1970)Edit

Minister Took office Left office Duration Party Cabinet
1   Jón Magnússon
(1859–1926)
4 January 1917 7 March 1922 5 years, 2 months, 3 days
(1,888 days)
2   Sigurður Eggerz
(1875–1945)
7 March 1922 22 March 1924 2 years, 15 days
(746 days)
(1)   Jón Magnússon
(1859–1926)
22 March 1924 23 June 1926 2 years, 3 months, 1 day
(823 days)
3   Magnús Guðmundsson
(1879–1937)
23 June 1926 28 August 1927 1 year, 2 months, 5 days
(431 days)
4   Jónas Jónsson
(1885–1968)
28 August 1927 20 April 1931 3 years, 7 months, 23 days
(1,331 days)
5   Tryggvi Þórhallsson
(1889–1935)
20 April 1931 20 August 1931 4 months
(122 days)
(4)   Jónas Jónsson
(1885–1968)
20 August 1931 3 June 1932 9 months, 14 days
(288 days)
(3)   Magnús Guðmundsson
(1879–1937)
3 June 1932 14 November 1932 5 months, 11 days
(164 days)
6   Ólafur Thors
(1892–1964)
14 November 1932 23 December 1932 1 month, 9 days
(39 days)
IP
(3)   Magnús Guðmundsson
(1879–1937)
23 December 1932 28 July 1934 1 year, 7 months, 5 days
(582 days)
7   Hermann Jónasson
(1896–1976)
28 July 1934 16 May 1942 7 years, 9 months, 18 days
(2,849 days)
PP
8   Jakob Möller
(1880–1955)
16 May 1942 16 December 1942 7 months
(214 days)
9   Einar Arnórsson
(1880–1955)
16 December 1942 21 September 1944 1 year, 9 months, 5 days
(645 days)
10   Björn Þórðarson
(1879–1963)
21 September 1944 21 October 1944 1 month
(30 days)
independent
11   Finnur Jónsson
(1894–1951)
21 October 1944 4 February 1947 2 years, 3 months, 14 days
(836 days)
SDP
12   Bjarni Benediktsson
(1908–1970)
4 February 1947 24 July 1956 9 years, 5 months, 20 days
(3,458 days)
IP
(7)   Hermann Jónasson
(1896–1976)
24 July 1956 23 December 1958 2 years, 4 months, 29 days
(882 days)
PP
13   Friðjón Skarphéðinsson
(1909–1996)
23 December 1958 20 November 1959 10 months, 28 days
(332 days)
SDP
(12)   Bjarni Benediktsson
(1908–1970)
20 November 1959 14 November 1963 3 years, 11 months, 25 days
(1,455 days)
IP
14   Jóhann Hafstein
(1915–1980)
14 November 1963 1 January 1970 6 years, 1 month, 18 days
(2,240 days)
IP

Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs (4 January 1917 – 1 January 1970)Edit

Minister Took office Left office Duration Party Cabinet
1   Jón Magnússon
(1859–1926)
4 January 1917 7 March 1922 5 years, 2 months, 3 days
(1,888 days)
2   Sigurður Eggerz
(1875–1945)
7 March 1922 22 March 1924 2 years, 15 days
(746 days)
(1)   Jón Magnússon
(1859–1926)
22 March 1924 23 June 1926 2 years, 3 months, 1 day
(823 days)
3   Magnús Guðmundsson
(1879–1937)
23 June 1926 28 August 1927 1 year, 2 months, 5 days
(431 days)
4   Jónas Jónsson
(1885–1968)
28 August 1927 20 April 1931 3 years, 7 months, 23 days
(1,331 days)
5   Tryggvi Þórhallsson
(1889–1935)
20 April 1931 20 August 1931 4 months
(122 days)
(4)   Jónas Jónsson
(1885–1968)
20 August 1931 3 June 1932 9 months, 14 days
(288 days)
(3)   Magnús Guðmundsson
(1879–1937)
3 June 1932 23 June 1932 20 days
(20 days)
6   Þorsteinn Briem
(1885–1949)
23 June 1932 28 July 1934 2 years, 1 month, 5 days
(765 days)
7   Hermann Jónasson
(1896–1976)
28 July 1934 16 May 1942 7 years, 9 months, 18 days
(2,849 days)
PP
8   Magnús Jónsson
(1887–1958)
16 May 1942 16 December 1942 7 months
(214 days)
9   Björn Þórðarson
(1879–1963)
16 December 1942 21 October 1944 1 year, 10 months, 5 days
(675 days)
independent
10   Emil Jónsson
(1902–1986)
21 October 1944 4 February 1947 2 years, 3 months, 14 days
(836 days)
SDP
11   Eysteinn Jónsson
(1906–1993)
4 February 1947 6 December 1949 2 years, 10 months, 2 days
(1,036 days)
PP
12   Bjarni Benediktsson
(1908–1970)
6 December 1949 14 March 1950 3 months, 8 days
(98 days)
IP
(7)   Hermann Jónasson
(1896–1976)
14 March 1950 11 September 1953 3 years, 5 months, 28 days
(1,277 days)
PP
13   Steingrímur Steinþórsson
(1893–1966)
11 September 1953 24 July 1956 2 years, 10 months, 13 days
(1,047 days)
PP
(7)   Hermann Jónasson
(1896–1976)
24 July 1956 23 December 1958 2 years, 4 months, 29 days
(882 days)
PP
14   Friðjón Skarphéðinsson
(1909–1996)
23 December 1958 20 November 1959 10 months, 28 days
(332 days)
SDP
(12)   Bjarni Benediktsson
(1908–1970)
20 November 1959 14 September 1961 1 year, 9 months, 25 days
(664 days)
IP
15   Jóhann Hafstein
(1915–1980)
14 September 1961 31 December 1961 3 months, 17 days
(108 days)
IP
(12)   Bjarni Benediktsson
(1908–1970)
31 December 1961 14 November 1963 1 year, 10 months, 14 days
(683 days)
IP
(15)   Jóhann Hafstein
(1915–1980)
14 November 1963 1 January 1970 6 years, 1 month, 18 days
(2,240 days)
IP

Minister of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs (1 January 1970 – 1 October 2009)Edit

Minister Took office Left office Duration Party Cabinet
1   Jóhann Hafstein
(1915–1980)
1 January 1970 10 October 1970 9 months, 9 days
(282 days)
IP Bjarni Benediktsson
Jóhann Hafstein
2   Auður Auðuns
(1911–1999)
10 October 1970 14 July 1971 9 months, 4 days
(277 days)
IP Jóhann Hafstein
3   Ólafur Jóhannesson
(1913–1984)
14 July 1971 1 September 1978 7 years, 1 month, 18 days
(2,606 days)
PP Ólafur Jóhannesson I
Geir Hallgrímsson
4   Steingrímur Hermannsson
(1928–2010)
1 September 1978 15 October 1979 1 year, 1 month, 14 days
(409 days)
PP Ólafur Jóhannesson II
5   Vilmundur Gylfason
(1948–1983)
15 October 1979 8 February 1980 3 months, 24 days
(116 days)
SDP Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal
6   Friðjón Þórðarson
(1923–2009)
8 February 1980 26 May 1983 3 years, 3 months, 18 days
(1,203 days)
IP Gunnar Thoroddsen
7   Jón Helgason
(1931–2019)
26 May 1983 8 July 1987 4 years, 1 month, 12 days
(1,504 days)
PP Steingrímur Hermannsson I
8   Jón Sigurðsson
(1941–)
8 July 1987 28 September 1988 1 year, 2 months, 20 days
(448 days)
SDP Þorsteinn Pálsson
9 Halldór Ásgrímsson
(1947–2015)
28 September 1988 10 September 1989 11 months, 13 days
(347 days)
PP Steingrímur Hermannsson II
10   Óli Þorbjörn Guðbjartsson
(1935–)
10 September 1989 30 April 1991 1 year, 7 months, 20 days
(597 days)
CP Steingrímur Hermannsson III
11 Þorsteinn Pálsson
(1947–)
30 April 1991 11 May 1999 8 years, 11 days
(2,933 days)
IP Davíð Oddsson I
Davíð Oddsson II
12   Davíð Oddsson
(1948–)
11 May 1999 28 May 1999 17 days
(17 days)
IP Davíð Oddsson II
13   Sólveig Guðrún Pétursdóttir
(1952–)
28 May 1999 23 May 2003 3 years, 11 months, 25 days
(1,456 days)
IP Davíð Oddsson III
14 Björn Bjarnason
(1944–)
23 May 2003 1 February 2009 5 years, 8 months, 9 days
(2,081 days)
IP Davíð Oddsson IV
Halldór Ásgrímsson
Geir Haarde I
Geir Haarde II
15   Ragna Árnadóttir
(1966–)
1 February 2009 independent Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir I
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir II

Minister of Justice and Human Rights (1 October 2009 – 31 December 2010)Edit

Minister Took office Left office Duration Party Cabinet
(15)   Ragna Árnadóttir
(1966–)
2 September 2010 1 year, 7 months, 1 day
(578 days)
independent Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir II
16 Ögmundur Jónasson
(1948–)
2 September 2010 31 December 2010 3 months, 29 days
(120 days)
LGM Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir II

Minister of the Interior (2011–2017)Edit

See Minister of the Interior (Iceland)

Minister of Justice (2017–)Edit

Minister Took office Left office Duration Party Cabinet
1 Sigríður Á. Andersen
(1971–2019)
1 May 2011 14 March 2019 IP Katrín Jakobsdóttir

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Frumvarp til laga um Stjórnarráð Íslands" [Bill regarding the Cabinet of Iceland.] (PDF). Legal Code (in Icelandic). Parliament of Iceland. Retrieved 13 November 2012.