Ministry of Justice (Greece)

The Ministry of Justice (Greek: Υπουργείο Δικαιοσύνης) is the government department entrusted with the supervision of the legal and judicial system of Greece. The incumbent minister is Konstantinos Tsiaras of New Democracy.

Ministry of Justice
Υπουργείο Δικαιοσύνης
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Incumbent
Konstantinos Tsiaras

since 9 July 2019
AppointerPrime Minister of Greece
Inaugural holderKonstantinos Papakonstantinou
Formation1974
Websiteministryofjustice.gr/English/

It was founded as the State Secretariat for Justice (Ἡ ἐπὶ τῆς Δικαιοσύνης Γραμματεία τῆς Ἐπικρατείας) on 25 January 1833, and later known as the Ministry of Justice (Katharevousa: Ὑπουργεῖον Δικαιοσύνης, Demotic: Υπουργείο Δικαιοσύνης). It was renamed the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights (Greek: Υπουργείο Δικαιοσύνης, Διαφάνειας και Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων) in October 2009 under George Papandreou, but was restored to its previous name in July 2019 by Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Ministers for Justice (1974–2009)Edit

Name Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Konstantinos Papakonstantinou [el] 24 July 1974 9 October 1974 New Democracy National unity government [el]
Georgios Oikonomopoulos [el] 9 October 1974 21 November 1974
Konstantinos Stefanakis [el] 21 November 1974 21 October 1977
Spyridon Gangas [el] 21 October 1977 28 November 1977
Georgios Stamatis [el] 28 November 1977 17 September 1981
Solon Rangas 17 September 1981 21 October 1981
Efstathios Alexandris 21 October 1981 5 July 1982 PASOK
Georgios-Alexandros Mangakis [el] 5 July 1982 22 May 1984
Nikolaos Papantoniou [el] 22 May 1984 21 June 1984
Georgios-Alexandros Mangakis 21 June 1984 9 May 1985
Konstantinos Kounougeris [el] 9 May 1985 5 June 1985
Miltiadis Papaioannou 5 June 1985 26 July 1985
Georgios-Alexandros Mangakis 26 July 1985 25 April 1986
Apostolos Kaklamanis 25 April 1986 5 February 1987
Eleftherios Veryvakis 5 February 1987 23 September 1987
Menios Koutsogiorgas 23 September 1987 18 November 1988
Vasileios Rotis [el] 18 November 1988 17 March 1989
Ioannis Skoularikis 17 March 1989 2 June 1989
Konstantinos Stamatis [el] 2 June 1989 2 July 1989 Independent
Fotis Kouvelis 2 July 1989 12 October 1989 Greek Left Coalition government [el]
Konstantinos Stamatis 12 October 1989 11 April 1990 Independent Caretaker government and national unity government
Athanasios Kanellopoulos [el] 11 April 1990 8 August 1991 New Democracy
Michalis Papakonstantinou 8 August 1991 7 August 1992
Ioannis Varvitsiotis 7 August 1992 3 December 1992
Anna Benaki-Psarouda 3 December 1992 14 September 1993
Georgios Plagianakos [el] 14 September 1993 13 October 1993
Georgios Kouvelakis [el] 13 October 1993 10 February 1995 PASOK
Anastasios Peponis 10 February 1995 15 September 1995
Ioannis Pottakis [el] 15 September 1995 22 January 1996
Evangelos Venizelos 22 January 1996 30 August 1996
Anargyros Fatouros 30 August 1996 25 September 1996
Evangelos Giannopoulos 25 September 1996 20 March 2000
Dimitrios Gourgourakis [el] 20 March 2000 13 April 2000 Independent
Michael Stathopoulos [el] 13 April 2000 24 October 2001 PASOK
Filippos Petsalnikos 24 October 2001 10 March 2004
Anastasios Papaligouras 10 March 2004 19 September 2007 New Democracy
Sotirios Hatzigakis 19 September 2007 7 January 2009
Nikos Dendias 8 January 2009 7 October 2009

Ministers for Justice, Transparency and Human Rights (2009–2019)Edit

Name Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Haris Kastanidis 7 October 2009 17 June 2011 PASOK Cabinet of George Papandreou
Miltiadis Papaioannou 17 June 2011 17 May 2012 National unity government from 11 November
Christos Geraris [el] 17 May 2012 21 June 2012 Independent Pikrammenos caretaker cabinet
Antonis Roupakiotis 21 June 2012 25 June 2013 Independent, proposed by DIMAR Samaras cabinet
Haralambos Athanasiou [el] 25 June 2013 27 January 2015 New Democracy
Nikos Paraskevopoulos 27 January 2015 27 August 2015 Syriza First Tsipras cabinet
Dimitris Papangelopoulos 28 August 2015 21 September 2015 Independent Thanou caretaker cabinet
Nikos Paraskevopoulos 23 September 2015 5 November 2016 Syriza Second Tsipras cabinet
Stavros Kontonis 5 November 2016 29 August 2018
Michalis Kalogirou [el] 29 August 2018 9 July 2019

Minister for Justice (since July 2019)Edit

Name Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Konstantinos Tsiaras 9 July 2019 Incumbent New Democracy Cabinet of Kyriakos Mitsotakis

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