Minister of Justice

Maris Lauri is the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Estonia from 26 January 2021. She is a member of the Estonian Reform Party.

Maris Lauri was born on 1 January 1966 in Kiviõli. In 2014, Lauri joined the Estonian Reform Party. In 2008, she was awarded the 5th Class Order of the White Star.

Maris Lauri graduated from the University of Tartu in 1989 with a degree in economic cybernetics and received a master’s degree in economics from the same university in 1994.

The Government coalition consists of two political parties: the Estonian Reform Party (Eesti Reformierakond) and Estonian Centre Party (Eesti Keskerakond).

Justiitsminister Maris Lauri

The main duty of the Ministry of Justice is to plan and to carry out a legal and criminal policy of the state, which will help ensure an open and secure society, where people may be assured of the use and protection of their rights.

To that end, the Ministry of Justice:

  • shall coordinate, together with other institution, the combat against crime, in order to reduce the damage inflicted upon society by crime and to increase the feeling of security among the population;
  • shall guarantee smoothness of case management by quick and effective proceedings, and by high-quality and available legal assistance;
  • shall guarantee legal certainty and create prerequisites for economic growth by insuring protection of economic rights, effective execution proceeding, availability of notarial services, and quality of court registers;
  • shall strengthen the principles of a democratic state based on the rule of law by helping to guarantee the fundamental rights of the people and by structuring state management.

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