Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Malawi

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Mandate, Vision, Mission and Core Values


Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs provides legal advice and services to the Government Ministries
and Departments and also the general public. It represents the Government in civil litigation cases, prosecute criminal
cases on behalf of the State, drafts legislation, and vets agreements and treaties on behalf of the Government.

The Departments of the Ministry such as Administrator General and the Registrar General provide legal services to the
general public.  These functions are aimed at promoting the rule of law, transparency and accountability in the
operations of the Government

Vision Statement

A state with citizens and non-citizen enjoying access to justice and respect for human rights

Mission Statement

To contribute to socio-economic development and achieve justice, peace and security in the country in collaboration
with justice stakeholders

The Ministry shall attain this mission by:

  • Providing sound legal advice to the Government.
  • Prosecuting criminal offenders timely.
  • Drafting legislation and vetting contracts, agreements and other legal instruments on behalf of Government diligently.
  • Conducting civil litigation on behalf of Government.
  • Providing legal aid to eligible and deserving members of the public who cannot afford private legal representation.
  • Providing a conducive legal framework for the incorporation of trusts, registration of companies, business and various
    legal instruments.
  • Providing efficient administration of deceased estates.
  • Providing administrative services.

Core Values

  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Impartial, fair and just
  • Professionalism
  • Discipline
  • Adaptation and Dynamism
  • Confidentiality


Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
Private Bag 333, Capital Hill
Lilongwe 3, Malawi