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The Ministry of Justice (Portuguese: Ministério da Justiça) is the Portuguese government ministry responsible for the administration of the judiciary system. It is headed by the Minister of Justice.

Ministry of Justice
Ministério da Justiça
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Ministry overview
Formed1821 (1821)
JurisdictionGovernment of Portugal
HeadquartersLisbon
Minister responsible
Child Ministry
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The Ministry of Justice should not be confused with the Public Ministry. This last one is not a Government ministry - despite the name - but the independent body of magistrates of the Judiciary charged with the public prosecution and the legal representation of the State before the courts.

Unlike usual in other countries, the Portuguese Minister of Justice does not have any kind of hierarchic authority over the public prosecutors.

RolesEdit

The roles of the Ministry of Justice include:

  • to conceive, to conduct, to execute and to assess the policy of Justice defined by the Assembly of the Republic and by the Government;
  • to assure the relationship of the Government with the courts, the Public Ministry, the Higher Council of Magistrates and the Higher Council of the Administrative and Tax Courts.

HistoryEdit

The present Ministry of Justice was created in 1821 as the Secretariat of State of the Ecclesiastical and Justice Affairs (also referred as the Ministry of Ecclesiastical and Justice Affairs). In 1910, it became the Ministry of Justice and Cults and in 1940, it became the Ministry of Justice.

OrganizationEdit

The Ministry of Justice is headed by the minister, assisted by the Secretary of State of Justice.

The following agencies are part of the Ministry of Justice:

  • Directorate-General of the Policy of Justice
  • Inspectorate-General of the Services of Justice
  • Secretariat-General of the Ministry of Justice
  • Judiciary Police
  • Directorate-General of the Administration of Justice
  • Directorate-General of the Probation and Prison Services
  • Institute of Justice Equipment and Facilities Management
  • Institute of Registers and Notary
  • National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences
  • Center of Judiciary Studies
  • Crime Victims Protection Commission
  • Insolvency Administrators Activity Control and Appreciation Commission

List of ministersEdit

Regency of D. Pedro (1830-1834)Edit

# Minister and Secretary of State for Ecclesiastical Affairs and Justice (Birth-Death) Beginning of the mandate End of mandate Government
1 Luís da Silva Mouzinho de Albuquerque (1792-1846) March 15, 1830 January 14, 1831 Gov. Reg.
- António César de Vasconcelos Correia (interim) (1797-1865) January 14, 1831 July 2, 1831
2 José António Ferreira Brak-Lamy (1780-1847) July 2, 1831 October 10, 1831
3 José Dionísio da Serra (1772-1836) October 10, 1831 March 3, 1832
4 José Xavier Mouzinho da Silveira (acting) (1780-1849) March 3, 1832 December 3, 1832
5 Joaquim António de Magalhães (1795-1848) December 3, 1832 April 21, 1833
6 José da Silva Carvalho (interim) (1782-1856) April 21, 1833 April 23, 1834
7 Joaquim António de Aguiar (1792-1884) April 23, 1834 September 24, 1834

Constitutional Monarchy (1830-1910)Edit

# Minister and Secretary of State for Ecclesiastical Affairs and Justice (Birth-Death) Beginning of the mandate End of mandate Government
8 António Barreto Ferraz de Vasconcelos (1789-1861) September 24, 1834 April 28, 1835 I
9 Manuel Duarte Leitão (1787-1856) April 28, 1835 May 27, 1835
10 Manuel António de Carvalho (1785-1858) May 27, 1835 July 15, 1835 II
11 João de Sousa Pinto de Magalhães (1790-1865) July 15, 1835 November 18, 1835 III
12 Manuel António Velez Caldeira de Pina Castelo Branco (1791-1868) November 18, 1835 April 20, 1836 IV
13 Joaquim António de Aguiar (2nd time) (1792-1884) April 20, 1836 September 10, 1836 V
14 António Manuel Lopes Vieira de Castro (1766-1842) September 10, 1836 November 4, 1836 SAW
- Francisco de Paula de Oliveira (not sworn in) (1768-1865) November 4, 1836 November 5, 1836 GM
António Manuel Lopes Vieira de Castro (re-elected) (1766-1842) November 5, 1836 May 27, 1837 VII
15 Manuel da Silva Passos " Manuel " (interim) (1801-1862) May 27, 1837 June 1, 1837
16 António Dias de Oliveira (acting) (1804-1863) June 1, 1837 August 10, 1837 VIII
17 José Alexandre de Campos e Almeida (1794-1850) August 10, 1837 March 9, 1838 IX
18 João Gualberto de Oliveira (acting) (1788-1852) March 9, 1838 March 22, 1838
19 Manuel Duarte Leitão (2nd time, acting) (1787-1856) March 22, 1838 August 22, 1838
20 António Fernandes Coelho (interim) (1807-1886) August 22, 1838 April 18, 1839
21 João Cardoso da Cunha Araújo and Castro Portocarrero (1792-1864) April 18, 1839 November 26, 1839 X
22 António Bernardo da Costa Cabral (1803-1889) November 26, 1839 January 12, 1842 XI
XII
23 Joaquim António de Aguiar (3rd time, interim) (1792-1884) January 12, 1842 February 7, 1842
24 Joaquim António de Magalhães (2nd time, acting) (1795-1848) February 7, 1842 February 8, 1842 XIII (GE)
25 Joaquim Filipe de Soure (1805-1882) February 8, 1842
- Provisional Government Board composed of:

António Bernardo da Costa Cabral

António Vicente de Queirós, Barão da Ponte de Santa Maria

Marcelino Máximo de Azevedo and Melo

António Pereira dos Reis

February 8, 1842 February 9, 1842 -
26 Luís da Silva Mouzinho de Albuquerque (2nd time, acting) (1792-1846) February 9, 1842 February 20, 1842 XIV
27 João Baptista Felgueiras (1787-1848) February 20, 1842 February 24, 1842
28 António de Azevedo Melo e Carvalho (1795-1862) February 24, 1842 September 14, 1842
29 José António de Sousa Azevedo, Viscount of Algés (1796-1865) September 14, 1842 June 27, 1844
- D. António José de Sousa Manuel de Meneses Severim de Noronha, Duque da Terceira and Count of Vila Flor

(interim) (1792-1860)

June 27, 1844 July 15, 1844
30 António Bernardo da Costa Cabral, Count of Tomar (interim) (1803-1889) July 15, 1844 May 3, 1845
31 José Bernardo da Silva Cabral (interim until July 24, 1845) (1801-1869) May 3, 1845 April 21, 1846
- António Bernardo da Costa Cabral, Count of Tomar (interim) (1803-1889) April 21, 1846 May 20, 1846
32 D. Pedro de Sousa Holstein, Duke of Palmela (interim) (1781-1850) May 20, 1846 May 26, 1846 XV
33 Joaquim Filipe de Soure (2nd time) (1805-1882) May 26, 1846 July 19, 1846
34 Joaquim António de Aguiar (4th time) (1792-1884) July 19, 1846 October 6, 1846
35 José Jacinto Valente Farinho (1792-1855) October 6, 1846 April 28, 1847 XVI
36 Manuel Duarte Leitão (3rd time) (1787-1856) April 28, 1847 August 22, 1847
37 Francisco António Fernandes da Silva Ferrão (1798-1874) August 22, 1847 December 18, 1847
- Bernardo Gorjão Henriques da Cunha Coimbra Botado e Serra (interim) (1786-1854) December 18, 1847 January 21, 1848 XVII
38 Joaquim José de Queirós (1774-1850) January 21, 1848 February 21, 1848
39 José Joaquim de Azevedo e Moura (1794-1876) February 21, 1848 March 29, 1848
40 João Elias da Costa Faria e Silva (1788-1860) March 29, 1848 January 29, 1849
41 José Marcelino de Sá Vargas (1802-1876) January 29, 1849 June 18, 1849
42 Félix Pereira de Magalhães (1794-1878) June 18, 1849 May 1, 1851 XVIII
XIX
43 Marino Miguel Franzini (interim) (1779-1861) May 1, 1851 May 22, 1851 XX
44 Joaquim Filipe de Soure (3rd time) (1805-1882) May 22, 1851 July 7, 1851 XXI
- Mr. António Bernardo da Fonseca Moniz (not sworn in) (1789-1859) July 7, 1851 March 4, 1852
45 Rodrigo da Fonseca Magalhães (acting) (1787-1858)
46 António Luís de Seabra e Sousa (1798-1895) March 4, 1852 August 19, 1852
47 Rodrigo da Fonseca Magalhães (2nd time, acting) (1787-1858) August 19, 1852 September 3, 1853
48 Frederico Guilherme da Silva Pereira (1806-1871) September 3, 1853 June 6, 1856
49 Elias da Cunha Pessoa (1801-1860) June 6, 1856 March 14, 1857 XXII
50 Vicente Ferrer Neto Paiva (1798-1886) March 14, 1857 May 4, 1857
51 António José de Ávila (acting) (1807-1881) May 4, 1857 December 7, 1857
52 José Silvestre Ribeiro (1807-1891) December 7, 1857 March 31, 1858
53 António José de Ávila (2nd time, acting) (1807-1881) March 31, 1858 March 16, 1859
54 João Baptista da Silva Ferrão de Carvalho Martens " Ferrão " (1824-1895) March 16, 1859 July 4, 1860 XXIII
XXIV
55 Alberto António de Morais Carvalho , father (1801-1878) July 4, 1860 February 21, 1862 XXV
56 Gaspar Pereira da Silva (1801-1870) February 21, 1862 November 2, 1863
- Anselmo José Braamcamp de Almeida Castelo Branco (acting) (1817-1885) November 2, 1863 November 16, 1863
Gaspar Pereira da Silva (continuation) (1801-1870) November 16, 1963 March 5, 1865
57 D. António Frutuoso Aires de Gouveia Osório (1828-1916) March 5, 1865 April 17, 1865
58 Júlio Gomes da Silva Sanches (interim) (1803-1866) April 17, 1865 September 4, 1865 XXVI
59 Augusto César Barjona de Freitas (1834-1900) September 4, 1865 January 4, 1868 XXVII
60 António Luís de Seabra e Sousa, Viscount of Seabra (2nd time) (1798-1895) January 4, 1868 July 22, 1868 XXVIII
- D. António Alves Martins (interim ) (1808-1882) July 22, 1868 August 15, 1868 XXIX
61 António Adriano Pequito Seixas de Andrade (1819-1895) August 15, 1868 June 18, 1869
- Mr. António Alves Martins (acting) (1808-1882) June 18, 1869 July 24, 1869
António Adriano Pequito Seixas de Andrade (continuation) (1819-1895) July 24, 1869 August 2, 1869
62 João José de Mendonça Cortes (1837-1912) August 2, 1869 August 11, 1869
63 José Luciano de Castro Pereira Corte-Real (1834-1914) August 11, 1869 May 20, 1870 XXX
64 D. João Carlos Gregório Domingos Vicente Francisco de Saldanha Oliveira and Daun, Duke of Saldanha (interim) (1790-1876) May 20, 1870 May 26, 1870 XXXI
65 José Dias Ferreira (interim) (1837-1909) May 26, 1870 August 29, 1870
66 António José de Ávila, Marques de Ávila and Bolama (3rd time, interim) (1806-1881) August 29, 1870 September 12, 1870 XXXII
67 Mr. António Alves Martins (acting) (1808-1882) September 12, 1870 October 29, 1870
68 Augusto Saraiva de Carvalho (1839-1882) October 29, 1870 January 30, 1871 XXXIII
69 José Eduardo de Melo Gouveia (interim) (1815-1893) January 30, 1871 March 1, 1871
70 José Marcelino de Sá Vargas (2nd time) (1802-1876) March 1, 1871 September 13, 1871
71 Augusto César Barjona de Freitas (2nd time) (1834-1900) September 13, 1871 November 9, 1876 XXXIV
72 António Cardoso Avelino (1822-1889) November 9, 1876 March 5, 1877
73 José de Sande Magalhães Mexia Salema (1816-1893) March 5, 1877 January 29, 1878 XXXV
74 Augusto César Barjona de Freitas (3rd time) (1834-1900) January 29, 1878 November 15, 1878 XXXVI
75 Tomás António Ribeiro Ferreira (interim) (1831-1901) November 15, 1878 December 3, 1878
76 António Maria do Couto Monteiro (1821-1896) December 3, 1878 June 1, 1879
77 Adriano de Abreu Cardoso Machado (1829-1891) June 1, 1879 March 25, 1881 XXXVII
78 António José de Barros e Sá (1822-1903) March 25, 1881 November 14, 1881 XXXVIII
79 Júlio Marques de Vilhena (1845-1928) November 14, 1881 October 24, 1883 XXXIX
80 Lopo Vaz de Sampaio e Melo (1848-1892) October 24, 1883 February 4, 1885 XL
81 Augusto César Barjona de Freitas (4th time, interim) (1834-1900) February 4, 1885 November 19, 1885
82 Manuel de Asuncion (n / a-n / d) November 19, 1885 February 20, 1886
83 Francisco António da Veiga Beirão (1841-1916) February 20, 1886 October 6, 1886 XLI
- José Luciano de Castro Pereira Corte-Real (interim) (1834-1914) October 6, 1886 October 19, 1886
Francisco António da Veiga Beirão (continuation) (1841-1916) October 19, 1886 January 14, 1890
84 Lopo Vaz de Sampaio e Melo (2nd time) (1848-1892) January 14, 1890 October 13, 1890 XLII
85 António Emílio Correia de Sá Brandão (1821-1909) October 13, 1890 May 21, 1891 XLIII
86 Alberto António de Morais Carvalho , son (1853-1932) May 21, 1891 January 17, 1892 XLIV
87 D. António Frutuoso Aires de Gouveia Osório (2nd time, acting) (1828-1916) January 17, 1892 May 27, 1892 XLV
88 António Teles Pereira de Vasconcelos Pimentel (c.1845-n / d) May 27, 1892 February 22, 1893 XLVI
89 António de Azevedo Castelo Branco (1842-1916) February 22, 1893 February 7, 1897 XLVII
90 Francisco António da Veiga Beirão (2nd time) (1841-1916) February 7, 1897 August 18, 1898 XLVIII
91 José Maria de Alpoim Cerqueira Borges Cabral (1858-1916) August 18, 1898 June 25, 1900 XLIX
92 Artur Alberto de Campos Henriques (1853-1922) June 25, 1900 July 4, 1903 L
Li
- Luís Augusto Pimentel Pinto (interim) (1843-1913) July 4, 1903 September 7, 1903
Artur Alberto de Campos Henriques (continuation) (1853-1922) September 7, 1903 October 20, 1904
93 José Maria de Alpoim Cerqueira Borges Cabral (2nd time) (1858-1916) October 20, 1904 May 10, 1905 LII
94 Artur Pinto de Miranda Montenegro (1871-1941) May 10, 1905 March 20, 1906 LII
LIII
95 Artur Alberto de Campos Henriques (2nd time) (1853-1922) March 20, 1906 May 19, 1906 LIV
96 José Joaquim de Abreu do Couto by Amorim Novais (1855-1913) May 19, 1906 May 2, 1907 LV
97 António José Teixeira de Abreu (1865-1930) May 2, 1907 February 4, 1908
98 Artur Alberto de Campos Henriques (3rd time) (1853-1922) February 4, 1908 December 25, 1908 LVI
99 João de Alarcão Velasques Sarmento Osório (1854-1918) December 25, 1908 April 11, 1909 LVII
100 Amadeu Teles da Silva de Afonseca Mesquita de Castro Pereira and Solla, Count of Castro and Solla (1874-1948) April 11, 1909 May 14, 1909 LVIII
101 Francisco José de Medeiros (1845-1912) May 14, 1909 October 26, 1909 LIX
102 Venceslau de Sousa Pereira de Lima (acting) (1858-1919) October 26, 1909 December 22, 1909
103 Artur Pinto de Miranda Montenegro (2nd time) (1871-1941) December 22, 1909 May 10, 1910 LX
104 Francisco António da Veiga Beirão (3rd time) (1841-1916) May 10, 1910 June 26, 1910
105 Manuel Joaquim Fratel (1869-1938) June 26, 1910 October 5, 1910 LXI

First Republic (1911-1926)Edit

Provisional Government (1910-1911)Edit

# Minister of Justice (Birth-Death) Beginning of the mandate End of mandate Government
106 Afonso Augusto da Costa (1871-1937) October 5, 1910 March 14, 1911 Gov. Prov.

(I)

- Bernardino Luís Machado Guimarães (interim) (1851-1944) March 14, 1911 April 4, 1911
Afonso Augusto da Costa (continuation) (1871-1937) April 4, 1911 May 18, 1911
Bernardino Luís Machado Guimarães (interim) (1851-1944) May 18, 1911 July 26, 1911
Afonso Augusto da Costa (continuation) (1871-1937) July 26, 1911 September 3, 1911

Constitutional Governments (1911-1917)Edit

# Minister of Justice and Cults (Birth-Death) Beginning of the mandate End of mandate Government
107 Diogo Tavares de Melo Leote (1849-1920) September 4, 1911 November 12, 1911 II
108 António Caetano Macieira Júnior (1875-1918) November 12, 1911 June 16, 1912 III
109 Francisco Correia de Lemos (1852-1914) June 16, 1912 January 9, 1913 IV
110 Álvaro Xavier de Castro (1878-1928) January 9, 1913 February 9, 1914 V
111 Manuel Joaquim Rodrigues Monteiro (1879-1952) February 9, 1914 June 23, 1914 SAW
112 Bernardino Luís Machado Guimarães (interim) (1851-1944) June 23, 1914 July 22, 1914 VII
113 Eduardo Augusto de Sousa Monteiro (1864-1965) July 22, 1914 December 1, 1914
- Eduardo Augusto de Sousa Monteiro (continuation) (1864-1965) December 1, 1914 December 12, 1914
114 Augusto Luís Vieira Soares (interim) (1873-1954) December 12, 1914 December 21, 1914 VIII
115 José Maria Vilhena Barbosa de Magalhães (1879-1959) December 21, 1914 January 25, 1915
116 José Joaquim Pereira Pimenta de Castro (interim) (1846-1918) January 25, 1915 January 28, 1915 IX
117 Guilherme Alves Moreira (1861-1922) January 28, 1915 May 14, 1915
- Constitutional Board

composed of:

José Maria Mendes Ribeiro Norton de Matos

António Maria da Silva

José de Freitas Ribeiro

Alfredo Ernesto de Sá Cardoso

Álvaro Xavier de Castro

May 14, 1915 May 15, 1915 -
118 Paulo José Falcão (1873-1950) May 15, 1915 June 19, 1915 X
119 João Catanho de Meneses (1854-1942) June 19, 1915 March 15, 1916 XI
XII
120 Luis Augusto de Sales Pinto Mosque of Carvalho (1868-1931) March 15, 1916 April 25, 1917 XIII
121 Alexandre Braga , son (1871-1921) April 25, 1917 November 28, 1917 XIV
- José Maria Vilhena Barbosa de Magalhães (acting) (1879-1959) November 28, 1917 December 8, 1917

New Republic (1917-1918)Edit

# Secretary of State for Justice and Cults (Birth-Death) Beginning of the mandate End of mandate Government
- Revolutionary Junta

composed by:

Sidónio Bernardino Cardoso da Silva Pais (President)

António Maria de Azevedo Machado Santos (Member)

José Feliciano da Costa Júnior (Vowel)

December 8, 1917 December 11, 1917 -
122 Alberto de Moura Pinto (1883-1960) December 11, 1917 March 7, 1918 XV
123 Martinho Nobre de Melo (1891-1985) March 7, 1918 May 15, 1918
124 Alberto Osório de Castro (1868-1946) May 15, 1918 October 8, 1918 XVI
# Minister of Justice and Cults (Birth-Death) Beginning of the mandate End of mandate
125 Jorge Couceiro da Costa (1858-1937) October 8, 1918 December 16, 1918
- Jorge Couceiro da Costa (continuation) (1858-1937) December 16, 1918 December 23, 1918

Constitutional Governments (1918-1926)Edit

# Minister of Justice and Cults (Birth-Death) Beginning of the mandate End of mandate Government
126 Alfonso de Melo Pinto Veloso (1878-1968) December 23, 1918 January 7, 1919 XVII
127 Francisco Joaquim Fernandes (1869-1923) January 7, 1919 January 27, 1919 XVIII
128 Francisco Manuel Couceiro da Costa (1870-1925) January 27, 1919 March 30, 1919 XIX
129 António Joaquim Granjo (1881-1921) March 30, 1919 June 29, 1919 XX
130 Artur Alberto da Cunha Camacho Lopes Cardoso (1881-1968) June 29, 1919 January 15, 1920 XXI
- Luis Augusto de Sales Pinto Carvalho Mosque (not taken over) (1868-1931) January 15, 1920 XXII
Artur Alberto da Cunha Camacho Lopes Cardoso (re-elected) (1881-1968) January 15, 1920 January 21, 1920 XXI
131 Luis Augusto de Sales Pinto Mosque of Carvalho (2nd time) (1868-1931) January 21, 1920 March 8, 1920 XXIII
132 José Ramos Preto (1871-1949) March 8, 1920 June 26, 1920 XXIV
133 António Joaquim de Oliveira e Castro (1865-n/a) June 26, 1920 July 19, 1920 XXV
134 Artur Alberto da Cunha Camacho Lopes Cardoso (2nd time) (1881-1968) July 19, 1920 May 23, 1921 XXVI
XXVII
XXVIII
XXIX
135 José do Vale de Matos Cid (1871-1945) May 23, 1921 August 30, 1921 XXX
136 Raul Lelo Portela (1888-1972) August 30, 1921 October 19, 1921 XXXI
- Vasco Guedes de Vasconcelos (not sworn in) (1880-1950) October 19, 1921 October 22, 1921 XXXII
137 António Augusto de Almeida Arez (1868-1942) October 22, 1921 November 5, 1921
138 Vasco Guedes de Vasconcelos (1880-1950) November 5, 1921 December 16, 1921 XXXIII
139 Antonio de Abranches Ferrão (1883-1932) December 16, 1921 February 6, 1922 XXXIV
140 João Catanho de Meneses (2nd time) (1854-1942) February 6, 1922 February 7, 1922 XXXV
- Vasco Borges (interim) (1882-1942) February 7, 1922 February 18, 1922
João Catanho de Meneses (2nd time continuation) (1854-1942) February 18, 1922 December 7, 1922 XXXV
XXXVI
141 António de Abranches Ferrão (2nd time) (1883-1932) December 7, 1922 November 15, 1923 XXXVII
142 Artur Alberto da Cunha Camacho Lopes Cardoso (3rd time) (1881-1968) November 15, 1923 December 18, 1923 XXXVIII
143 José Domingues dos Santos (1885-1958) December 18, 1923 July 6, 1924 XXXIX
144 João Catanho de Meneses (3rd time) (1854-1942) July 6, 1924 November 22, 1924 XL
145 Pedro Augusto Pereira de Castro (1867-n/d) November 22, 1924 February 15, 1925 XLI
146 Adolfo Augusto de Oliveira Coutinho (1875-1950) February 15, 1925 July 1, 1925 XLII
147 Augusto Casimiro Alves Monteiro (1861-1958) July 1, 1925 December 17, 1925 XLIII
XLIV
148 João Catanho de Meneses (4th time) (1854-1942) December 17, 1925 May 29, 1926 XLV

Second Republic (1926-1974)Edit

Military Dictatorship (1926-1928)

# Minister of Justice and Cults (Birth-Death) Beginning of the mandate End of mandate Government
- Junta de Salvação Pública

composed by:

José Mendes Cabeças Júnior

(President)

Armando Humberto da Gama Ochôa

Jaime Pereira Rodrigues Baptista

Carlos de Jesus Vilhena

May 29, 1926 May 30, 1926 -
149 José Mendes Cabeças Júnior

(acting until June 1)

(1883-1965)

May 30, 1926 June 3, 1926 I
150 Manuel Rodrigues Júnior

(1889-1946)

June 3, 1926 April 11, 1928 I
II
III
151 António Maria de Bettencourt Rodrigues

(1854-1933)

April 11, 1928 April 18, 1928

National Dictatorship (1928-1933)Edit

# Minister of Justice and Cults (Birth-Death) Beginning of the mandate End of the mandate Government
152 José da Silva Monteiro (1867-1940) April 18, 1928 November 10, 1928 IV
153 Mário de Figueiredo (1890-1969) November 10, 1928 July 8, 1929 V
154 Francisco Xavier da Silva Teles (1860-1930) July 8, 1929 July 15, 1929 SAW
155 Luís Maria Lopes da Fonseca (1883-1974) July 15, 1929 January 23, 1931 SAW
VII
156 Domingos Augusto Alves da Costa e Oliveira (acting) (1873-1957) January 23, 1931 January 26, 1931
157 José de Almeida Eusebio (1881-1945) January 26, 1931 July 5, 1932
158 Manuel Rodrigues Júnior (2nd time) (1889-1946) July 5, 1932 April 11, 1933 VIII

New State (1933-1974)Edit

# Minister of Justice (Birth-Death) Beginning of the mandate End of mandate Government
- Manuel Rodrigues Júnior (2nd time continuation) (1889-1946) April 11, 1933 October 23, 1934 I
- Manuel Rodrigues Júnior (2nd time continuation) (1889-1946) October 23, 1934 August 28, 1940 I
II
159 Adriano Pais da Silva Vaz Serra (1903-1989) August 28, 1940 September 6, 1944
160 Manuel Gonçalves Cavaleiro de Ferreira (1911-1992) September 6, 1944 August 7, 1954
- Vacant position August 7, 1954 August 14, 1954
161 João de Matos Antunes Varela (1919-2005) August 14, 1954 May 31, 1955
162 Fernando Andrade Pires de Lima (acting) (1906-1970) May 31, 1955 June 30, 1955
163 João de Matos Antunes Varela (2nd time) (1919-2005) June 30, 1955 September 22, 1967
164 Mário Júlio Brito de Almeida Costa (1927-) September 22, 1967 November 7, 1973 II
III
165 António Maria de Mendonça Lino Neto (1913-n / a) November 7, 1973 April 25, 1974

Third Republic (1974-present)Edit

National Salvation Board (1974)Edit

# Minister of Justice (Birth-Death) Beginning of the mandate End of mandate Government
- National Salvation Council

composed by:

António Sebastião Ribeiro de Spínola (President)

Francisco da Costa Gomes

Jaime Silvério Marques

Manuel Diogo Neto

Carlos Galvão de Melo

José Baptista Pinheiro de Azevedo

António Alva Rosa Coutinho

April 25, 1974 May 16, 1974 -

Interim Governments (1974-1976)Edit

# Minister of Justice (Birth-Death) Beginning of the mandate End of mandate Government
166 Francisco de Almeida Salgado Zenha (1923-1993) May 16, 1974 August 8, 1975 I Prov.
II Prov.
III Prov.
IV Prov.
167 Joaquim Pinto da Rocha e Cunha (1913-) August 8, 1975 September 19, 1975 V Prov.
168 João de Deus Pinheiro Farinha (1919-1994) September 19, 1975 July 22, 1976 VI Prov.

Constitutional Governments (1976-present )Edit

# Minister of Justice and Administrative Reform (Birth-Death) Beginning of the mandate End of mandate Government
169 António de Almeida Santos (1926-2016) July 23, 1976 January 30, 1978 I
170 José Dias Santos Pais (1929-) January 30, 1978 August 29, 1978 II
171 Mário Ferreira Bastos Raposo (1929-2013) August 29, 1978 November 22, 1978 III
172 Eduardo Henriques da Silva Correia (1915-1991) November 22, 1978 August 1, 1979 IV
173 Pedro de Lemos and Sousa Macedo (1928-) August 1, 1979 January 3, 1980 V
174 Mário Ferreira Bastos Raposo (2nd time) (1929-2013) January 3, 1980 January 9, 1981 SAW
175 José Manuel Menéres Sampaio Pimentel (1928-2014) January 9, 1981 September 4, 1981 VII
- José Manuel Menéres Sampaio Pimentel (continuation) (1928-2014) September 4, 1981 June 9, 1983 VIII
176 Rui Manuel Parente Chancerelle de Machete (1940-) June 9, 1983 February 15, 1985 IX
177 Mário Ferreira Bastos Raposo (3rd time) (1929-2013) February 15, 1985 August 17, 1987 IX
X
178 Joaquim Fernando Nogueira (1950-) August 17, 1987 March 5, 1990 XI
179 Álvaro José Brilhante Laborinho Lúcio (1941-) March 5, 1990 October 28, 1995 XI
XII
180 José Eduardo Vera -Cruz Jardim (1939-) October 28, 1995 October 25, 1999 XIII
181 António Luís Santos da Costa (1961-) October 25, 1999 April 6, 2002 XIV
182 Celeste Cardona (1951-) [1st female] April 6, 2002 July 17, 2004 XV
183 José Pedro Correia de Aguiar-Branco (1957-) July 17, 2004 March 12, 2005 XVI
184 Alberto Bernardes Costa (1947-) March 12, 2005 October 26, 2009 XVII
185 Alberto de Sousa Martins (1945-) October 26, 2009 June 21, 2011 XVIII
186 Paula Maria von Hafe Teixeira da Cruz (1960-) June 21, 2011 October 30, 2015 XIX
187 Fernando Mimoso Negrão (1955-) October 30, 2015 November 26, 2015 XX
188 Francisca Van Dunem (1955-) November 26, 2015 Present XXI

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