Department of Justice (Hong Kong)
The Department of Justice is the department responsible for the laws of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China , the other being Macau. A city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour...

 headed by the Secretary for Justice. Before 1997, the names of the department and the position was the Legal Department
Legal Department
The Legal Department , headed by the Attorney General, was the department responsible for the laws of Hong Kong until 1997, when Hong Kong ceased to be a British crown colony....

 (律政署) and Attorney General (律政司) respectively.


  • Prosecutions Division (Hong Kong)
    Prosecutions Division (Hong Kong)
    The Prosecutions Division of the Department of Justice, is the public prosecution office in Hong Kong. The Prosecutions Division is the largest in the Department, with about 125 lawyers, known as 'Public Prosecutors', and about 115 lay prosecutors, known as 'Court Prosecutors'...

    - the prosecution in the majority of Court of First Instance and District Court
  • Civil Division - headed by the Law Officer (Civil Law), provides legal advice on civil law to all Government bureaux and departments and represents the Government both as solicitors and as barristers in all civil litigation, including arbitrations
  • Legal Policy Division - servicing the needs of the Solicitor General, and giving legal policy advice in respect of matters currently being considered by the Government
  • Law Drafting Division - is responsible for drafting almost all legislation, and all Government subsidiary legislation
  • International Law Division - is headed by the Law Officer (International Law) and provides advice on public international law to the Government and negotiates, or provides legal advisers on negotiations, for bilateral agreements. Also handles mutual judicial assistance matters.
  • Administration and Development Division - is headed by the Director of Administration and Development

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