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Ministry of Government and Justice (Panama)

The Ministry of Government and Justice of Panama (later the Ministry of Government) determines government policies and plans, as well as coordinates, directs and exercises administrative control over the provinces and indigenous regions in respect of their cultural patterns and integral development. Established in 1903, the ministry performs the following functions:[1][2][3]

  • Ensure the rights and guarantees of the inhabitants of the Republic.
  • Intervene in the granting of pardons for political crimes, reductions of sentences and conditional liberties to criminals of common crimes, as established in numeral 12 of article 184 of the Political Constitution.
  • Coordinate the administration of custody centers for adults and adolescents deprived of liberty and develop resocialization policies.
  • Coordinate relations between provincial governments and interjurisdictional issues.
  • Participate in the evaluation of the structure of the provinces and counties and the preparation of national legislation related to their administration.

Additionally, the ministry oversees the Panamanian National Police (PNP), National Maritime Service (SMN), and National Air Service (SAN).[4] There are certain instances in which the Ministry of Government and Justice will work in tandem with the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation. However, the ministry is politically accountable to the President whereas the Office of the Attorney General is not a part of the executive branch.[5]

List of ministers[6]Edit

Name Year(s) of Service
Aldreano Robles Méndez
Ricardo J. Alfaro
Harmodio Arias
Eusebio A. Morales 1903-1917-1921
Tomás A. Arias 1904
Santiago de la Guardia 1905
Ricardo Arias 1906
Aristides Arjona 1908
Ramón Valdés 1909-1910
Heliodoro Patiño 1911
Salvador Jurado 1912
Ramón F. Acevedo 1913
Francisco Filós 1914
Juan B. Sosa 1915-1916
Héctor Valdés 1916-1917 / 1935-1937
Roberto F. Chiari 1923-1924
Rafael Neira A. 1924
Carlos L. López 1925-1928
Andrés Robles 1929-1930
Daniel Ballen 1930
Francisco A. Paredes 1931
Guillermo Andreve 1931-1932
Juan A. Jiménez 1933
Galileo Solís 1934-1935
Leopoldo Arosemena 1939
Camilo De La Guardia 1942
Francisco A. Filós son 1943-1945
Alfonso Correa G. 1945
Carlos Sucre 1946-1947
Francisco Solís 1947
Jacinto López y León 1948
José Daniel Crespo 1948-1949
Abilio Bellido 1949
Alfredo Alemán 1949-1951
José C. de Obaldía 1951
Miguel Ángel Ordoñez 1951-1952
Raúl De Roux 1952
Catalina Arrocha Grael 1952
Alejandro R. Cantera 1955-1956
Max Heurtemate 1956/1957/1958
Humberto Fassano 1957-1958
José Dominador Bazán 1959-1959 / 1965-1967
Héctor Valdés 1959-1960
Marcos Aurelio Robles 1960-1963
Max Arosemena 1963-1964
Gonzalo Tapia 1964-1964
César Arrocha 1964-1965
Targidio Bernal 1965-1965
José Bazán 1965-1967
Fabio Velarde 1967-1967
Joaquín Franco 1967-1968
Eduardo Morgan 1968-1969
Modesto Justiniani 1969-1969
José Guillermo Aizpú 1969-1969
Pedro Julio Pérez 1970-1970
Alejandro Ferrer 1970-1971
Juan Materno Vásquez 1971-1974
Ricardo Rodríguez 1974-1976 / 1980-1980
Cesar Rodríguez 1976-1976
Jorge Castro 1976-1978
Adolfo Ahumada 1978-1980
Jorge E. Ritter 1981-1982
Fair Fidel Palacios 1982-1983
Carlos O. Tipaldos 1983-1984
Rodolfo Chiari 1984-1984 / 1986-1989
Carlos De Sedas, Son 1984-1985
Jorge Ricardo Riba 1985-1986
Renato Pereira 1989
Olmedo Miranda 1989-1989
Ricardo Arias Calderón 1989-1991
Juan Bautista Chevalier 1991-1994
Jacobo Salas 1994
Raúl Montenegro Diviazo 1994-1998
Mariela Sagel 1998-1999
Winston Spadafora Franco 1999-2001
Aníbal Salas 2001-2002
Arnulfo Escalona Ávila 2002-2004
Hector B. German E. 2004-2005
Olga Golcher 2005-2007
Daniel Delgado Diamond 2007-2008
Dilio Arcia Torres 2008
José Raúl Mulino 2010-2010
Roxana Méndez 2010-2011
Jorge Ricardo Fábrega 2011-2014
Milton Henríquez 2014-2016
María Luisa Romero 2017-present

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Objetivos del Ministerio de Gobierno". Ministerio de Gobierno (in Spanish). 2016-01-31. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  2. ^ "A Guide to Panama's Legal System and Research - GlobaLex". www.nyulawglobal.org. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  3. ^ "Galería de ex ministros para rescatar la historia". Ministerio de Gobierno (in Spanish). 2016-11-24. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  4. ^ "Panama". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  5. ^ "Senate Executive Report 104-3 - TREATY WITH PANAMA ON MUTUAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS". www.gpo.gov. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  6. ^ "Historia del Ministerio de Gobierno". Ministerio de Gobierno (in Spanish). 2016-01-31. Retrieved 2018-07-18.