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Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality

Traditionally, the Justice, Defence and Equality Committee has been a forum for Oireachtas members from all parties and none to have a meaningful input into key legislation and policy areas which have real significance.

It plays a major role in considering policy in the fields of justice, security, the rule of law, equality, defence and immigration to ensure that Irish society is safe, secure, just, open-minded and impartial.  View and current Work Programme 2012.

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Have your say: Justice Committee seeks public submissions

The Committee is inviting submissions from interested groups and individuals on ‌Gangland Crime and the Brighter Evenings Bill.

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What's on this week

The Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality meeting will take place on Wednesday 8 October 2014 in CR2 LH2000.  Details as follows:

(i) Private;

(i) Session A: 11.00 a.m.

 Discussion on the proposal by the European Commission to establish a European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) [Professor Gavin Barrett, UCD will be in attendance];

(ii) Session B: 2.00 p.m.

Engagement with the Chief Commissioner Designate of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission [Ms. Emily Logan will be in attendance]

News from the Committee

30 September 14
Justice Committee to focus on the benefits of e-conveyancing

23 September 14
Justice Committee to focus on services to assist tourists who are victims of crime

18 September 14
Justice Committee Chairman welcomes establishment of community court on a pilot basis


View older Committee press releases.


Justice Committee launches three reports as part of a busy work programme 10 July 2014Justice Committee launches reports on Criminal Justice (Community Sanctions) Bill, Children and Family Relationships Bill and Community Courts as part of busy work programme 10 July 2014

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