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.

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The Committee for Justice will hold its next meeting on Thursday 28 May, 2015 at 2:00pm in Room 30, Parliament Buildings.

Forthcoming business will be published in the Business Diary.

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Committee Clerk: Christine Darrah

Room 242,Parliament Buildings,
Belfast,BT4 3XX

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

Committee for Justice Seminars on Innovation in the Criminal Justice System

The Committee for Justice, as part of its work programme, is seeking to consider and discuss innovative approaches that could be adopted as part of the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland. With that in mind, the Committee is launching a series of Justice Seminars to provide the Committee, Members of the Judiciary, legal experts and key stakeholders with the opportunity to discuss innovation in the justice system.

Click here for further information on the seminars and details of when they will be taking place.

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.

For further information relating to the Bill including a copy of the Committee Report, 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.

Read the report...

Legal Aid and Coroners' Courts Bill - Committee Stage

The Committee was responsible for the Committee Stage of the Legal Aid and Coroners' Courts Bill.

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

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