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 meeting on Tuesday 1 December, 2015 at 1:00pm in Room 21, Parliament Buildings.
Forthcoming business will be published in the Business Diary.
Contact the Committee
Committee Clerk: Christine Darrah
Room 242,Parliament Buildings,
Tel: (028) 9052 1629
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 No.2 Bill
The Justice No.2 Bill was formally introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly on 30 June 2015 and passed its Second Stage on 8 September 2015. The Bill was referred to the Committee for Justice for the Committee Stage of the Bill.
The Committee for Justice sought views/comments on the contents of the Bill and proposed amendments being brought forward by the Department of Justice. The closing date for submissions was Friday 18 September 2015.
Click here for more information on the Justice No.2 Bill including the written evidence received.
If you have any queries or require any further information please contact the Committee office on 028 9052 1629 or 028 9052 1401.
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.