- Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship: Viviane Reding (EPP, Luxembourg)
- Director-General: Francoise le Bail
- Strategic and Interinstitutional matters, Communication: Sandra Kramer
The Directorate-General of Justice comprises three directorates: Civil Justice; Criminal Justice and Fundamental Rights and Citizenship.
Its most important responsibilities include ensuring “legal certainty and a level playing-field for citizens, consumers and businesses (especially small and medium-sized businesses) in enforcing their rights within, and across, national borders, and developing citizen’s access to justice through e-justice” and strengthening “the single market for cross-border transactions by a better harmonisation of consumer, contract and marketing laws, by developing an EU contract law and by reducing procedural obstacles.”