Issues raised in relation to the Department of Justice legislative proposals on Human Trafficking
- Date: 24/09/2012
This research paper examines issues raised by respondents to the Department of Justice legislative proposals on human trafficking in order to comply with the EU Directive 2011/36/EU and considers if other EU Countries have dealt with these issues in legislation.
This briefing paper has been prepared to inform the Committee for Justice on a study visit to Hull. The purpose of the visit was to meet with multi-disciplinary representatives of criminal justice agencies including: Humberside police, Hull Youth Justice Service, Humberside Criminal Justice Board, HM Court Service and judiciary in relation to the Hull Triage system and to examine the youth court process.
Initiatives to Improve Performance in England and Wales
- Date: 26/06/2012
This briefing paper has been requested by the Justice Committee which has been considering the performance of the criminal justice system in relation to addressing avoidable delay. The paper provides information on initiatives introduced to improve performance and efficiency in England and Wales.
This research paper has been prepared to inform the Committee for Justice’s inquiry on Judicial Appointments. The paper provides information on the process of judicial appointments, promotions and removal from judicial office in Germany and the United States.
Supplementary Briefing: Appointments to the Court of Appeal
- Date: 27/03/2012
This paper has been prepared for the Committee for Justice’s review of the operation of the amendments made by Schedules 2 to 5 to the Northern Ireland Act 2009. The Committee for Justice has requested further information on the process of appointments to the Court of Appeal in England and Wales, and how it differs from the process in Northern Ireland.
Supplementary Briefing Paper on Victims and Witnesses and the Community
- Date: 24/02/2012
This briefing paper is provided to assist the Committee for Justice in its inquiry on Victims and Witnesses. During a presentation to the Committee on three other papers related to the inquiry, two issues were identified for follow up information. They were as follows: Whether staff in Witness Care Units (WCUs)in England and Wales have legal powers to compel information to overcome difficulties in getting information from other agencies: Whether there are mechanisms to reassure or communicate to the wider community that a legal process has taken its course.