Organic framework

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The Decree-Law n. 163/2012, of 31 July, specifies the mission, responsibilities and the type of internal organization of DGPJ.

The Order n. 389/2012, of 29 November, structures DGPJ into four organic units with the following tasks:

    • The Justice Statistics and Computer Service Department (DSEJI), which ensures the development of DGJP competences within the justice statistical scope as well as the management of the statistical information;

    • The International Affairs Department (GRI), which ensures the development of the actions required to the exercise of the DGJP competences within the scope of international affairs;

    • The Alternative Dispute Resolution Office (GRAL), which ensures DGPJ competences in the scope of the alternative dispute resolution;

    • The Resources Management Department (DSGR), which carries out its activity in the patrimonial, financial and human resources area of DGPJ.

The same order establishes the maximum number of flexible organic units – 9 – whose designations and competences were set up by the Decree-order n. 16290/2012, published in the Official Journal of 21 December (as amended by the Decree-order n. 4128/2015, published in the Official Journal of 24 April).

The International Affairs Department comprises the following divisions:

    a) Criminal Justice Unit (UJP)

    b) Civil Justice, citizenship and International Litigation Unit (UJC)

    c) International Cooperation Unit (UCI)

The Justice Statistics and Computer Service Department has the following divisions:

    a) Justice Statistical Division (DEJ)

    b) IT Division (DI)

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Office (GRAL) contains the following divisions:

    a) Head of Department, who co-assists the Deputy General Director in charge of running GRAL

    b) Justice of the Peace and the Mediation (DJPM)

The Resources Management Department (DSGR) encompasses the following divisions:

    a) Management of Human Resources Division (DGRH)

    b) Management of Material and Financial Resources Division (DGRMF)

Within the flexible organics units of DGPJ there is the following division:

    a) Documentation and Information Centre (CDI)

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The Decree-Law 123/2007, of 27 April, in its article 9(1), also provides for the eventual appointment of consultants, on secondment, for functions related to the DGPJ planning and legal policy areas. Under number 8 of said article, 15 is the number of consultants that have been set up by the Order n. 305/2008, of 21 April.

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