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About DGPJ

The Directorate-General for Justice Policy, briefly referred to as DGPJ, is a State central body of direct administration, with administrative autonomy, of the portuguese Ministry of Justice.


The main purpose of the DGPJ is to:

  • give technical support within the scope of legislative production and legal assessment;
  • monitor the policies and the strategic planning for the justice sector;
  • organize and promote the resort to arbitral tribunals and to the justices of peace as well as to other alternative dispute resolution means;
  • coordinate the external affairs and the cooperation in the justice area; and is
  • responsible for the statistical data in the Ministry of Justice.


For further information on the activities pursued by DGPJ, you can reach us at ‘Contact DGPJ’.