Ministry of Justice
Coat of Arms of the Government of the Principality of the Northern Forests
|Formed||16 March 2020|
|Jurisdiction||Principality of the Northern Forests|
|Motto||We Protect All Who Walk Among the Trees|
The Ministry of Justice is a major government Ministry, at the heart of the justice system. We work to protect and advance the principles of justice. The vision of the Ministry of Justice is to deliver a world-class justice system that works for everyone in society. It is the lead agency in the justice sector and the lead agency on Crown Relations for the Government. The Ministry of Justice works towards a safe and just Principality of the Northern Forests. To do this it administers the Princely Court system, the legal aid system and the Public Defence Service. The Ministry also collects and enforces fines and civil debts. The Ministry also provides policy advice on matters related to justice and the administration of the law to the Princely family as well as other Government Ministries.
The Ministry provides a range of justice services around the Principality of the Northern Forests. It works with the judiciary to deliver court services for the Princess's Court, the Northern Appellate Court, and even the Manorial Courts. The Ministry also provides legal help to people charged with criminal offences through the Public Defence Service, the Ministry works with others to reduce crime and reoffending, develop justice policy and provide advice to Ministers and the Privy Council, which helps address a range of issues such as supporting victims, holding offenders to account and supporting human rights. The Ministry of Justice works together with the Royal Guards to reduce crime and reoffending. If fines are issues in the Princess's Court or any inferior courts the Ministry of Justice collects those court-ordered fines.
The Ministry of Justice also oversees the Principality of the Northern Forests Royal Police Force and is primarily responsible for enforcing Principality laws throughout the Principality including all other general law and order including enforcement of the criminal code and applicable provincial legislation. The Royal Guards, and not the Royal Police Force, will investigate any criminal acts attempted or otherwise against the Princely Family. These duties also include the extradition of illegal entry violators and handing them over to United States law Enforcement at the Borders.
A Royal Guard is a type of government law enforcement officer, or soldier who protects a member of the Princely Family. They also preform various types of other law enforcement functions that involves the Princely Family. They can take over any type of investigation at the Princess's command. They will also protect important public figures, such as heads of state, heads of government, and peers during meetings with foreign officials in the Principality. They are generally exempt from any criminal or civil liability so long as they acted in good faith whilst protecting any of the before mentioned officials. All Royal Guards have military experience and are skilled with a variety of medieval weaponry.
Matters of State
The Ministry of Justice is also charged with protecting the borders of the Principality of the Northern Forests and they do this with routine patrols of the borders. Thus, the Ministry of Justice also works closely with the Ministry of Immigration since it is responsible for law enforcement and the apprehension of illegal entry persons.
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