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Directorate-General for Justice

DG Justice, Freedom and Security was split in 2010. For Home Affairs (security), see Directorate-General for Home Affairs (European Commission).
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The Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers (DG JUST) is a Directorate-General of the European Commission. The role of the body is to ensure that the whole European Union (EU) is an area of freedom, security and justice. The specific tasks and responsibilities of the DG are laid down by the Treaty of Rome (see Part Two, Articles 17-22; Part Three, Title III, Articles 39-47), the Treaty of Amsterdam which came into force on 1 May 1999 and the conclusions of the European Council meeting in Tampere (Finland) in October 1999.

The relevant Commissioner is the European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality (formerly European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship) and the acting director-general is Paraskevi Michou.

Contents

  • Structure 1
  • History 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Structure

As of 2015, the DG Justice and Consumers is divided into 5 directorates,[1] namely :

  • Directorate A : Civil justice
  • Directorate B : Criminal justice
  • Directorate C : Fundamental rights and Union citizenship
  • Directorate D : Equality
  • Directorate E : Consumers

DG Justice and Consumers is responsible for relations with the following EU agencies : the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and the European Union Judicial Cooperation Unit (EUROJUST).

History

DG JUSTICE was created in 2010 when the DG Justice, Freedom and Security was split into DG JUSTICE and the Directorate-General for Home Affairs.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Directorate-General Justice and Consumers Organisation chart, accessed 10 June 2015
  2. ^

External links

  • DG Justice


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