Welcome to the Home Page of the Committee for Justice. The Committee was established to advise and assist the Minister of Justice, Mr. David Ford MLA, on matters within his responsibility as a Minister. The Committee undertakes a scrutiny, policy development and consultation role with respect to the Department of Justice and plays a key role in the consideration and development of legislation. The Committee Chairperson is Paul Givan MLA.

Here you will find information about the Committee membership and the work of the Committee.

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The Committee for Justice will next meet on 24 September at 2.00pm in Room 21 Parliament Buildings when the Committee will be briefed by departmental officials on the outcome of the consultation and proposed way forward in relation to Statutory Time Limits. The Committee will also be briefed by officials on the draft consultation document on the Scope of Civil Legal Aid.

The Committee will also consider the responses to the consultation on the Future Regulation of Vehicle Immobilisation on Private Land in Northern Ireland.

Forthcoming business will be published in the Business Diary.

Contact the Committee

Committee Clerk: Christine Darrah

Room 242,Parliament Buildings,
Belfast,BT4 3XX

Tel: (028) 9052 1629
Email: committee.justice@niassembly.gov.uk

Legal Aid and Coroners' Courts Bill - Committee Stage

The Legal Aid and Coroners' Courts Bill was formally introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly on 31 March 2014 and has now been referred to the Committee for Justice which has responsibility for the Committee Stage of the Bill.

The Committee wishes to hear your views on the Bill. Find it how you can make a submission here.

Please note that the deadline for submissions is 5.00pm on Friday 25 April 2014.

Human Trafficking Bill - Committee Stage

The Committee was responsible for the Committee Stage of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill.

For further information, including the Committee's report, click here.

Report Into Criminal Justice Services

The Assembly Justice Committee published a Report in June 2012 into the Criminal Justice services available to victims and witnesses of crime. The Report highlighted the Committee’s view that much more needs to be done to redress the balance in the criminal justice system and treat victims and witnesses of crime in an appropriate manner.

Read the report...

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