The Assembly & Executive Review Committee is established under the Northern Ireland Act 1998. Its role is to review matters relating to the functioning of the Assembly and the Executive.
In particular, the Committee is required to review and report on the operation of Parts III and IV of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. Part III deals with Executive Authorities and Part IV deals with a range of areas including Assembly Elections and Assembly Proceedings etc.
For example the Committee carried out a ‘Review of Petitions of Concern’ as part of its review of Parts III and IV of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. This review took into account how the Petition of Concern has been used to date and the fact that the mechanism was designed as part of the safeguards to ensure that all sections of the community are protected and can participate and work together successfully in the operation of these institutions. View a copy of its Report (March 2014) of the Review - other Committee Reports can be found here. The Committee Chairperson is Mr Stephen Moutray.