The Department of Law
Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Department of Law Jens Teilberg Søndergaard
Commissioner in EU Law and Human Rights Nina Holst-Christensen.
Divisions under the Department of Law:
The Constitutional and Human Rights Law Division
Acting Head of Division Caroline Østergaard Nielsen.
Advises the Government and other ministries on constitutional and human rights law issues and oversees the processing of complaints against Denmark submitted to the European Court of Human Rights and the UN human rights bodies. Responsible for advising on:
• The Constitutional Act of Denmark.
• The European Convention on Human Rights.
• The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
• The Act on Commissions of Inquiry.
The Administrative Law Division
Head of Division Carsten Madsen
Advises the Government and other ministries on administrative law issues and handles the department’s cases involving requests for access to public records. Responsible for advising on:
• TheAccess to Public Administration Files Act.
• The Public Administration Act.
• The Danish Act on Due Process in Connection with the Administration’s Use of Compulsory Intervention and Duties of Disclosure.
The Data Protection Division
Head of Division Jakob Lundsager
Advises the Government and other ministries on issues relating to personal data law. Responsibility for advising on:
• The Act on Processing of Personal Data.
• The Act on Video Surveillance by Private Individuals.
The EU Law Division
Head of Division Katrine Ledam Rasmussen
Advises the Government and other ministries on issues relating to general EU law. Responsibilities include:
• EU special committee on legal issues.
• Coordination of preparation of the Minister of Justice’s participation in JHA Council meetings.
The Law Quality Division
Acting Head of Division Stine Tolstrup Christensen.
Conducts technical legislative reviews of all ministries’ bills. Also responsible for advising on:
• Flag regulations.
• The Media Liability Act.