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 Alastair Ross MLA.
Here you will find information about the Committee membership and the work of the Committee.
The Committee for Justice will hold its next meet on Wednesday 4 March 2015, at 2.00 p.m. in Room 21 when the Committee will be briefed by NI Prison Service officials on the Delivery of the Prison Reform Programme and the NI Prison Estate Strategy.
The Committee will also be briefed by department officials on the Proposals to Vary Firearms Licensing Fees and other Miscellaneous Amendments to Firearms Legislation.
The Committee will give informal consideration of Part 1 – Single Jurisdiction, Part 2 – Committal for Trial, Part 6 – Live Links, Part 7 – Violent Offences Prevention Orders, Part 8 – Miscellaneous and Part 9 – Supplementary Provisions
Forthcoming business will be published in the Business Diary.
Contact the Committee
Committee Clerk: Christine Darrah
Room 242,Parliament Buildings,
Tel: (028) 9052 1629
Justice Bill - Committee Stage
The Justice Bill was formally introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly on 16 June 2014 and has now been referred to the Committee for Justice which has responsibility for the Committee Stage of the Bill.
The deadline for receipt of written submissions was 12 September 2014.
For further information relating to the Bill including the written submissions received, click here.
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.