Initial Justice bill

Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 March 2021

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission welcomes the fact that legislative proposals have at last been published for the reform of the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland. The Commission hopes that the comments made in this initial paper will be carefully considered by Ministers and officials responsible for piloting the Bill through Parliament. We hope to monitor the Bill’s passage and to produce supplementary papers as and when necessary. In the present submission the Commission focuses on Part 4 of the Bill – Youth Justice.