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.
Vision The Attorney General’s Chambers will provide world-class legal services to the Government in the public interest.
Mission Statement The Attorney General’s Chambers exist to provide quality legal services in a timely and ethical manner in collaboration with our stakeholders.
Values The Department is committed to achieving the highest level of public confidence through high performance standards. To achieve this, the Department is committed to the following Values:
Botho We shall be fair, sensitive and compassionate to each other, our stakeholders and the public in the execution of our duties
Professionalism We will provide quality legal services in accordance with the highest tenets of legal ethics including reliability, etiquette, integrity, transparency, accountability and confidentiality.
Efficiency We shall be prompt, serious and diligent in the execution of our functions.
Team Work We shall work together and support each other in the execution of our duties, and promote fair and favourable conditions of service.
Innovation We shall adopt a culture of learning, embrace change, be proactive and utilise up to date technology.