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The Committee shadows the Department of Justice and considers policy in the fields of justice, security and the rule of law to ensure that Irish society is safe, secure, just, open-minded and impartial.

Date established: 30 Jul 2020

House: 33rd Dáil, 26th Seanad

Victims' testimony

Latest report

Victims' testimony

The Committee has published a report on victims' testimony in cases of rape and sexual assault. The report recommends that that the criminal justice processes and the services available for victims of sexual assault adopt a more victim-centred approach, support victims throughout the process and minimise re-traumatisation of victims during the trial processes.

Press releases

21 Jun 2021, 15.07

Justice Committee discuss ‘Civil Liberties during the Covid-19 Pandemic’ with stakeholders

14 Jun 2021, 18.01

Justice Committee resumes pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2020

11 Jun 2021, 16.40

Victim’s Testimony in Cases of Rape and Sexual Assault Report published by Justice Committee

Recent videos

Tue, 22 Jun 2021

Committee on Justice

Topic: Engagement with stakeholders on the topic of 'Civil Liberties during the Covid-19 Pandemic'

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Tue, 15 Jun 2021

Committee on Justice

Topic: Pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the General Scheme of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2020 (resumed)

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Tue, 18 May 2021

Committee on Justice

Topic: Pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2020

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Recent documents

Tue, 22 Jun

Opening statement, Professor Pete Lunn, Head of the Behavioural Research Unit, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

Opening statement, Professor Pete Lunn, Head of the Behavioural Research Unit, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) ()

Tue, 22 Jun

Opening statement, Professor Caroline Fennell, Commission Member, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC)

Opening statement, Professor Caroline Fennell, Commission Member, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) ()

Tue, 22 Jun

Opening statement, Antoinette Cunningham, General Secretary, Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI)

Opening statement, Antoinette Cunningham, General Secretary, Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) ()

Recent reports

Fri, 11 Jun 2021

Report on Victim’s Testimony in cases of rape and sexual assault
Joint Committee on Justice Report on Victim’s Testimony in cases of rape and sexual assault

Tue, 6 Apr 2021

Work Programme January 2021
Joint Committee on Justice Work Programme January 2021

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of Justice.

EU scrutiny

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EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the areas of agriculture, food and the marine is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

Committee on Justice
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee

Alan Guidon

(01) 618 3899

justice@oireachtas.ie

Press officer

Jason Kiernan

(01) 618 4486

(086) 701 5235

jason.kiernan@oireachtas.ie