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Ministry of Justice and Peace (Costa Rica)

The Ministry of Justice and Peace of Costa Rica is the ministerial body in charge of administering the country's prisons, assisting the rehabilitation and social reintegration of the prison population, and representing the interests of the State through the General Procurator's Office in Costa Rica.[1]

In 1847, the Political Constitution established the first precedent of the Ministry of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Governance, Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs. It would not be until June 29, 1870 that the Ministry of Justice was created by decree by Bruno Carranza and Lorenzo Montúfar. The ministry would undergo several changes by decrees over the century to follow. On April 28, 1982, the Organic Law of the Ministry of Justice dictated that the minister would be assigned the following responsibilities:

  • The General Directorate of Social Adaptation and the Board of Construction, Installations and Acquisition of Goods dependence of that Directorate.
  • The Attorney General's Office of the Republic.
  • The Administrative Board of the National Registry.
  • The Latin American Institute of the United Nations for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders ILANUD.
  • The Administrative Board of the Civic Centers.
  • The National Directorate of Notaries.

List of ministers (1990–present)Edit

  • Mari Eugenia Chacon Pacheco[2] (1990)
  • Elizabeth Odio Benito[3] (1991-1994)
  • Enrique Castillo Barrantes[4] (1994-1995)
  • Maureen Clark[5] (1996)
  • Juan Diego Castro[6] (1996-1997)
  • Fabian Volio Echeverria[7] (1997-1998)
  • Monica Nagel Berger[8] (1998-2002)
  • Jose Miguel Villalobos (2002-2004)
  • Patricia Vega (2004-2006)
  • Laura Chincilla (2006-2009)
  • Hernando Paris Rodriguez (2009-2012)
  • Fernando Ferraro (2012-2014)
  • Cristina Ramirez Chavarria (2014-2016)
  • Cecilia Sanchez Romero (2016-2018)
  • Marco Feoli Villalobos[9] (2018)
  • Marcia González Aguiluz[10] (2018-present)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historia Institucional - Ministerio de Justicia y Paz". www.mjp.go.cr. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments / National Foreign Assessment Center. 1990". HathiTrust. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments / National Foreign Assessment Center. 1992". HathiTrust. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments / National Foreign Assessment Center. Dec 1994". HathiTrust. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments / National Foreign Assessment Center. Nov 1995-Feb 1996". HathiTrust. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments / National Foreign Assessment Center. Dec 1996-Feb 1997". HathiTrust. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments / National Foreign Assessment Center. 1997Sep-Dec 1997". HathiTrust. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments / National Foreign Assessment Center. Sep-Dec 1998". HathiTrust. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Marco Feoli Villalobos - Ministerio de Justicia y Paz". www.mjp.go.cr. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Marcia González Aguiluz - Ministerio de Justicia y Paz". www.mjp.go.cr. Retrieved 28 June 2018.