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Politics and government
of Hong Kong

The Secretary for Justice is responsible for prosecutions and legal matters. He or she heads the <

The Secretary for Justice is responsible for prosecutions and legal matters. He or she heads the Department of Justice. The current Secretary for Justice is Teresa Cheng.

Government offices and policy bureaux (Ministries)

Policy Innovation and Coordination Office, Independent Commission Against Corruption, Audit Commission, Office of the Ombudsman and Public Service Commission report to the Chief Executive

The Policy Innovation and Coordination Office, Independent Commission Against Corruption, Audit Commission, Office of the Ombudsman and Public Service Commission report to the Chief Executive directly.

The Human Resources Planning and Poverty Co-ordination Office, Administration Wing and Legal Aid Department are under the Chief Secretary for Administration's Office.

Financial Secretary's Office

The Office of the Government Economist and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority are under the Financial Secretary's Office.

Department of Justice

The Department of Justice is led by the Secretary for Justice (Hong Kong) (Legal Department and Attorney General before the transfer of sovereignty). The Secretary for Justice (SJ) is responsible for all prosecutions in Hong Kong, drafting all Government legislation, and advising other policy bureaux and departments of the government on a vast array of legal issues.

The department consists of the Prosecutions Division, the Civil Division, the Legal Policy Division, the Law Drafting Division, the International Law Division, and the Administration and Development Division.

Government secretariatreorganisation in 2007, the Government Secretariat today consists of thirteen policy bureaux. Nine of which reports to the Chief Secretary for Administration, and the other four reports to the Financial Secretary. The Chief Secretary for Administration is customarily considered to be the leader of the bureaux.