Name of the organization
Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection
(Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz, BMJV)
A cabinet-level ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany
At the head of the Ministry is the Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection, Mr Heiko Maas. As a cabinet member, he participates in the political decisions of the Federal Government and bears the political responsibility for his department. The Minister is assisted in his work by two Parliamentary State Secretaries and two civil servant State Secretaries.
The Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection is primarily a ministry of legislation, also advising the other Federal Ministries in the preparation of legislative proposals. It drafts legislation in the fields of law assigned to its remit, these mainly being the fields of civil law, commercial and economic law, criminal law, and procedural law.
Advising the other Federal Ministries in the preparation of legislative proposals.
Performing the scrutiny of legislation (and international agreements) drafted by all other Federal Ministries in terms of compatibility with constitutional law, international law, European Union law and existing Federal law, before such draft legislation is adopted by the Federal Government.
To be involved at the preparatory stage in the selection of judges for the Federal Constitutional Court.
To prepare the selection of judges for the three supreme Federal courts within its remit – the Federal Court of Justice, the Federal Administrative Court, and the Federal Finance Court.