Attorney General's Chambers



Vision:"The Attorney General's Chambers
will provide world-class legal services to the Government in the public interest."

The Attorney-General's Chambers is an extra ministerial Department under the Ministry of Justice, Defense and Security and it is headed by the Attorney-General. The role of the Attorney General is defined in section 51 of the Constitution of Botswana as the Principal legal adviser to the Government. The Attorney-General is also an ex-officio Member of Cabinet, and serves on various policy level committees.

The functions of the Attorney-General's Chambers are carried out under various divisions namely, Civil Litigation Division (CLD), Directorate of Public Prosecutions Division (DPP), International and Commercial Division (ICD), Corporate Services Division (CSD) and the Legislative Drafting Division (LDD). In terms of the law all legal actions for and against the Government are instituted by or against the Attorney-General in a representative capacity. Addition to its core business, the Department also handles Botswana Law Reports.