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New Laws Online Website Launched A Proud Moment for St. Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts and Nevis now has its laws and ordinances online with the launch of the official website of the Law Commission. The laws can now be accessed at lawcommission.gov.kn as well as on CD Rom. The launch of the website was […]

Launch of Revised Laws and Laws Online In a short but very impressive ceremony hosted at Government House on Wednesday morning 4th March 2020, a new iteration of Revised Laws of St. Kitts and Nevis was unveiled by His Excellency the Governor General Sir S. W. Tapley Seaton CGMG, CVO, QC, JP, LLD. The exercise […]

March to Digital Transformation Strategy Continues St. Kitts and Nevis’ march towards the implementation of a Digital Transformation Strategy took another step forward with the staging of a half-day workshop at the ICT Centre in Basseterre on Tuesday 10th September 2019. The exercise was facilitated by Mr. Roger Hennis (Senior Manager, Consulting and Advisory Services) […]

St. Kitts and Nevis Law Reform Commissioner Engages In Training Activity St. Kitts and Nevis’ Law Reform Commissioner Ms. Josephine Mallalieu was among a group of six regional trainees hailing from five territories who attended the 2019 Consolidation of Laws Training exercise held at the Regional Law Revision Centre in Anguilla. The intense exposure to […]

It is the principal mission of the Office of the Attorney General to provide legal advice and services to and on behalf of The Crown, and to conduct and respond to all matters of litigation for and against The Crown or any Ministry or Agency of the Government.

Importantly, its mandate includes the extensive oversight of the legislative agenda of the Government.

The Office of the Attorney General also provides administrative support for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and superintends all matters relating to the Electoral Office.

Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs

The Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs ensures that the rule of law is facilitated and supported by the various mechanisms by which citizens can have equal access to the justice system and by which they can be afforded the protection of the law. It also takes responsibility for ensuring that the statutes are updated and modernized to keep pace with an evolving society.

Quick and convenient access to important and noteworthy matters relevant to entities under the Office of the Attorney General and departments within the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs.

Hon. Mr. Vincent Byron
Attorney General

Ms. Diana Francis
Permanent Secretary

(Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs)

The Office of the Attorney General

The Office of the Attorney General is chiefly responsible for providing legal counsel and advice to the Executive Branch of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis. The functioning of the Office is rooted in the Constitution and is further detailed by the provisions of the Attorney General’s Act Cap 3.02 of the laws of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

One of the more prolific manifestations of the advisory functions of the Office of the Attorney General is its contribution to the legislative agenda of the government. As such, the responsibility of preparation of all legislation: from conceptualization to the presentation of Bills and the crafting of Regulations falls within the purview of the office.

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+1(869) 467-1013

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