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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 Tuesday 27 January 2015, at 12.45 p.m. in the Senate Chamber, when the Committee will be briefed on the Report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Northern Ireland.

The Committee for Justice will also on Wednesday 28 January 2015, at 2pm in Room 21, Parliament Buildings, when the Committee will be briefed by the Minister of Justice on the Department of Justice 2015/16 Budget and on the Department’s proposals for the Reconstitution of the Northern Ireland Policing Board.

The Committee will then receive oral evidence from the Department for Health, Social Services and Public Safety on the Attorney General’s proposed amendment to the Justice Bill.

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

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.

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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