An interior minister (sometimes minister of the interior, minister for home affairs or internal security minister) is the member of a country's government typically responsible for policing, national security, and immigration matters. For the government of parliamentary systems see Executive (government. Police are agents or agencies usually of the executive, empowered to enforce the law and to effect public and social order through the legitimatized use of force National security is the entire scope of measures undertaken by the Governments of Nation-states in providing assurance of national Sovereignty Immigration refers to the movement of people among countries While the movement of people has existed throughout human history at various levels modern immigration implies long-term In some countries, matters relating to the maintenance of law and order and the administration of justice are the responsibility of a separate justice minister.
In countries with a federal constitution, an interior minister will often be found at both the federal and state levels. A federation ( Latin: foedus, covenant is a union comprising a number of partially self-governing states or regions united by a central ("federal" Similarly, autonomous entities and dependent territories may also have interior ministers; an example is Hong Kong (a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China), which has a Secretary for Security. An autonomous area is an area of a Country that has a degree of Autonomy, or freedom from an external authority A dependent territory dependent area or dependency is a territory that does not possess full political Independence or Sovereignty as a Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders A special administrative region or SAR may be;People's Republic of China Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, present-day Talk People's Republic of China) PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES The Secretary for Security ( is the member of the Hong Kong Government in charge of the Security Bureau, which is responsible for public safety security and immigration
The equivalent departments in the United States are the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice; before the Department of Homeland Security was formed, many of its duties were the responsibility of the Department of Justice. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the For animal rights group see Justice Department (JD The United States Department of Justice ( DOJ) is a Cabinet department The U.S. Department of the Interior is primarily concerned with managing public lands owned by the federal government, mainly the administration of natural resources such as parks and wildlife. The United States Department of the Interior ( DOI) is a Cabinet department of the United States government that manages and conserves most federally In all modern States some land is held by central or local Governments This is called public land. Natural resources are naturally occurring substances that are considered valuable in their relatively unmodified ( natural) form
In the United Kingdom the relevant departments are the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The Home Office is the United Kingdom government department responsible for security and order The Ministry of Justice was formed on 9 May 2007 subsuming the Lord Chancellor's Department and taking some functions from the Home Office. Events 1457 BC - Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Lord Chancellor's Department was a United Kingdom government department with jurisdiction in England and Wales The Home Office is the United Kingdom government department responsible for security and order
Incumbent interior ministers
See also For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The Australian Minister for Home Affairs has been the Hon Bob Debus MP since 3 December 2007. Robert John "Bob" Debus (born 16 September 1943) is an Australian Labor politician Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Ministre de la Sécurité publique et de la Protection civile is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet Stockwell Burt Day Jr, PC, MP (born August 16, 1950 in Barrie Ontario) is a Canadian Politician and Chile, officially the Republic of Chile ( Spanish:) is a country in South America occupying a long and narrow Coastal strip wedged between the The Ministry of the Interior (Ministerio del Interior is the Cabinet-level administrative office in charge of "maintaining public order security and social peace" This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The Minister of the Interior (full title Ministre de l’Intérieur et de l’Aménagement du Territoire) in France is one of the most important governmental Michèle Jeanne Honorine Alliot-Marie (born 10 September 1946) is the French Minister of the Interior and Overseas Territories she is the first woman to Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The Federal Ministry of the Interior (in German, Bundesministerium des Innern or BMI is a ministry of the German federal government Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders The Secretary for Security ( is the member of the Hong Kong Government in charge of the Security Bureau, which is responsible for public safety security and immigration Ambrose Lee Siu Kwong ( IDSM JP is Secretary for Security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country Ministry of Home Affairs ( Hindi: गृह मन्त्रालय known as the Home Ministry or MHA) is an Indian government ministry Shivraj Vishwanath Patil (born October 12, 1935) is the current Union Minister of Home Affairs in the Manmohan Singh government and member of For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics. The Ministry of Interior of the Islamic Republic of Iran is in charge of performing supervising and reporting elections and policing, among other responsibilities related to Hojatoll-Islam Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi (born in Qom circa 1959 is a politician in the Islamic Republic of Iran. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. The Ministry of Interior in the State of Israel is one of Government offices that is responsible for local rule Citizenship and residency, Meir Sheetrit (מאיר שטרית born 10 October 1948) is an Israeli politician Knesset member and has been Minister of the Interior For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. The Ministry of Interior (MoI in Iraq handles policing and border enforcement Jawad al-Bulani ( Arabic: جواد البولاني(also spelled Al-Bolani; born in 1960 has served as head of the Interior Ministry and in the Council The Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin ˈɛlʲən ˈvanɪn or Mann (Mannin) is a self-governing Crown dependency, located in the Irish Sea at the geographical The Department of Home Affairs (Rheynn Cooishyn Sthie ensures the safety protection and security of the the Isle of Man. Manxman George Martyn Quayle, MHK (born 1959) is an Isle of Man politician who holds the position of Minister of Home Affairs in the Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest This is a list of Italian Ministers of the Interior since 1861 Giuliano Amato (born May 13, 1938) is an Italian politician He was Prime Minister of Italy twice first from 1992 to 1993 and then For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. is a Japanese politician who was Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications from August 2007 to September 2008 The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations ( Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties; BZK is the Dutch Ministry of home affairs Dr Guusje ter Horst (born March 22, 1952 in Deventer, Overijssel) is a Dutch Labour Party Politician. Romania ( dated: Rumania, Roumania Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Rashid Gumarovich Nurgaliyev (Рашид Гумарович Нургалиев born October 8, 1956) is the minister of the interior of Russia Singapore The Minister for Home Affairs is an appointment in the Cabinet of Singapore. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba (born 1951 in Solares, Cantabria, Spain) is the present Interior minister within the present Spanish government led Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation The Swiss Federal Council (Schweizerischer Bundesrat Conseil fédéral suisse Consiglio federale svizzero Cussegl federal Pascal Couchepin (born April 5, 1942) is a Swiss Politician, member of the Swiss Federal Council since 1998 and President of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The Secretary of State for the Home Department, commonly known as the Home Secretary, is the minister in charge of the United Kingdom Home Office Jacqueline Jill "Jacqui" Smith (born 3 November 1962 is a British Politician for the Labour Party. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United States Secretary of Homeland Security is the head of the United States Department of Homeland Security, the body concerned with protecting the American homeland Michael B Chertoff (born November 28, 1953) is the current United States Secretary of Homeland Security, and co-author of the USA PATRIOT Act The Department of Public Safety, also called an Office of Public Safety, is a state or local government umbrella agency in the United States which serves The New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs (in Māori Te Tari Taiwhenua) is a state sector organisation whose roles include the issue of The Secretary for Home Affairs ( is the head of the Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong, which is responsible for local issues and the provision of
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