Research Papers 2013

Synopsis Here you will find a list of Committee for Justice research papers published during 2013.

  • Relationship between the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission and Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Ombudsman

    Reference: 131/13 - Date: 11/11/2013

    This briefing paper has been prepared in response to a request from the Committee for Justice. Section 2 of this paper covers the following areas: the remit of the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (NIJAC); the NIJAC judicial appointments process; a breakdown of judicial appointments from 2005-2012; and NIJAC’s complaints procedure. Section 3 of this paper covers the remit and powers of the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Ombudsman (NIJAO); and the number of complaints made to the NIJAO.

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  • Supplementary Briefing on Civil Legal Aid

    Reference: 72/13 - Date: 29/05/2013

    The Justice Committee received a briefing on a paper prepared by RaISE on Civil Legal Aid on 9th May 2013. This briefing note has been prepared in response to a question as to whether there is a correlation between the recession and increase in civil legal aid expenditure.

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  • Civil Legal Aid

    Reference: 69/13 - Date: 10/05/2013

    This research paper provides information on civil legal aid schemes and expenditure in Northern Ireland. The paper looks at recent developments in Northern Ireland and examines practices in other jurisdictions.

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  • Financial Forecasting by the Department of Justice for 2012-13

    Reference: 21/13 - Date: 05/02/2013

    This Briefing Paper provides the Committee for Justice with the most up-to-date data available on the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) forecast outturn for the current financial year.

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  • Sentencing Comparisons in Northern Ireland and England and Wales

    Reference: 14/13 - Date: 25/01/2013

    This paper provides information on a comparison of sentencing statistics in Northern Ireland and England and Wales for a range of offences for the years 2007 and 2008.

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