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Department of Legal Affairs​

Department of Legal Affairs

The Department of Legal Affairs is an important support structure for the ministry in terms of legal matters, including law modifications, drafting of official documents, and any other legal cases that may arise periodically.

This department is in charge of the following tasks and competencies:
  • Providing legal support in regard with matters relating to drafting and modifying laws, decisions, agreements and regulations of the ministry.

  • Providing legal consultancy on all matters referred to it by the departments / organisational units of the ministry.

  • Following-up on cases in which the ministry is involved, in coordination with the Department of Public Prosecutions in the Ministry of Justice.

  • Examining complaints and grievances, conducting administrative investigations in the issues referred to the department, and making the necessary recommendations.

  • Preparing, reviewing and archiving administrative contracts related to the ministry's work.

  • Following-up the drafting of laws related to the ministry's work, and submitting the necessary reports thereon to the Assistant Under Secretary of Support Services Sector.

  • Any other competencies related to the work of the department, or entrusted to it by the Assistant Under Secretary of Support Services Sector. ​