Department for Constitutional Affairs

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A UK government department created in 2003 from the former Lord Chancellor's Department. Its principal responsibilities are running the courts and justice system, upholding legal and human rights, and modernizing the constitution in terms of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005. HM Court's Service and the Land Registry are executive agencies of the DCA; other associated bodies include the Office for Judicial Complaints and the new Judicial Appointments Commission. The Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs is the Lord Chancellor.

Subjects: Law.

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