Hessian Ministry of Justice

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Hessian Ministry of Justice

Hessian state government
State level State authority
position Ministry
Headquarters Luisenstrasse 13
Authority management Eva Kühne-Hörmann
Servants 310
Web presence [1]
Hessian Ministry of Justice
Hessian Ministry of Justice

The Hessian Ministry of Justice is one of nine ministries in the State of Hesse . It is based in a former ministerial building built in 1838 in the state capital Wiesbaden . The current Minister of State is Eva Kühne-Hörmann . State Secretary is Thomas Metz . On January 18, 2014, the Hessian Ministry of Justice, Integration and Europe was renamed the Ministry of Justice with the formation of the Bouffier II cabinet .


The Ministry of Justice is a supreme state authority and exercises technical supervision over the courts and judicial authorities. According to the provisions of Article 127, Paragraph 4 of the Constitution of the State of Hesse , the establishment of the Ministry of Justice is required. Due to the judicial independence , the ministry cannot issue instructions on factual issues or review judicial decisions.

An essential task of the ministry is to participate in legislative projects at state and federal level.

Further tasks are personnel, budget and construction matters of the judiciary, basic and advanced training of the employees, fundamental questions of the organization, the modernization of the judiciary as well as the judicial examination office. Between February 5, 2009 and January 18, 2014, the Hessian Ministry of Justice was also responsible for questions of integration and Europe and was therefore called the Hessian Ministry of Justice, for Integration and Europe .

The Ministry of Justice is organized into six departments, including the Judicial Examination Office. It currently has around 310 employees; Around 12,300 employees work in the Hessian judiciary.

The Ministry of Justice publishes the Justizministerialblatt für Hessen as the official gazette .


The Hessian Minister of Justice, who is politically responsible for the department, and the State Secretary, who is the head of office and the highest official of the Ministry, are in charge of the Ministry.

  • The ministerial office assists the minister and the state secretary
  • Department I is responsible for human resources, budget issues, construction matters, organization, IT and planning as well as the federal and state judges' committees .
  • Department II is involved in state legislation, the adjustment of state and federal law , financial and administrative jurisdiction, civil law, voluntary jurisdiction, bailiffs, local courts, arbitration, court constitution and organization.
  • Department III is responsible for questions of criminal law, criminal procedural law, the organization and operation of the public prosecutor's offices, the execution of sentences and the pardon.
  • Department IV takes care of the administration, organization and design of the prison, staff, detention and detention pending deportation.
  • The Judicial Examination Office is responsible for conducting the first and second state law exams.

Subordinate authorities

State supervision

The ministry exercises state supervision over the bar associations , the notaries chambers , the pension fund for lawyers in the state of Hesse, and the foundation rehabilitation fund for offenders .

The study center for financial administration and justice in Rotenburg an der Fulda with the Hessian University of Finance and Justice and the training center for the middle legal service is subordinate to the Ministry of Finance. This is done by mutual agreement with the Ministry of Justice.

Previous ministers of state

Minister of State Eva Kühne-Hörmann (2019)
Term of office minister Political party
1945 Robert Fritz
1945-1949 Georg-August Zinn SPD
1949-1950 Erwin Stein CDU
1950-1963 Georg-August Zinn SPD
1963-1966 Lauritz Lauritzen SPD
1967-1969 Johannes Strelitz SPD
1969-1974 Karl Hemfler SPD
1974-1987 Herbert Günther SPD
1987-1991 Karl-Heinz Koch CDU
1991-1995 Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt SPD
1995-1999 Rupert von Plottnitz Green
1999-2005 Christean Wagner CDU
2005-2009 Jürgen Banzer CDU
2009-2014 Jörg-Uwe Hahn FDP
since 2014 Eva Kühne-Hörmann CDU

Ministry of Justice building


Erbprinzenpalais, the former seat of the ministry

From 1946 to 1968 the Ministry was housed in the Erbprinzenpalais on Wilhelmstrasse. The building is used today by the Wiesbaden Chamber of Commerce .

The current building

The building of the Ministry of Justice in the Wiesbadener Luisenstrasse was built between 1838 and 1843 as the seat of the entire Ministry of the Duchy of Nassau . The architect was Carl Boosbekam . The building served mainly representative purposes and contained a throne room and a country class meeting room.

In 1854 the building burned down completely. The architect Philipp Hoffmann was commissioned to rebuild.

From 1925 to 1926 the building was significantly expanded. An administration building was erected, which extended the front on Bahnhofstraße and created a closed rectangle with the addition of two parallel wings to the fronts Luisenstraße / Bahnhofstraße. The building is a cultural monument according to the Hessian Monument Protection Act .

In contrast to most buildings, the Justice Department was not damaged in World War II and was initially used by the American Army afterwards. In 1954 the Hessian Ministry of the Interior took over the building. In 1968 the Ministry of the Interior moved into the new building on Friedrich-Ebert-Allee. The government building has been the seat of the Ministry of Justice since 1968.

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Decision on the responsibility of the individual ministers according to Art. 104, Paragraph 2 of the Constitution of the State of Hesse ( GVBl ) of March 28, 2014.

Coordinates: 50 ° 4 ′ 47.1 ″  N , 8 ° 14 ′ 33.9 ″  E