Consultation on coronial investigations into deaths abroad

Consultation opened on 27 October 2022. Closing date 22 December 2022 at 23:59.

Summary

The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on a number of different options which would provide coroners in Northern Ireland with a statutory power to undertake an investigation and, where necessary, an inquest into such deaths.

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Consultation description

Although each option is different, the result would bring our law into line with the rest of the UK and Ireland by providing for an investigatory process which could provide answers for bereaved families as to how, when and where their loved one came to their death abroad.

The Department is seeking your views on the issues raised by this consultation. If you require a hard copy of this consultation document or have any other enquiries please contact us at:

Email           

In writing: 
Civil and Family Courts Branch
Department of Justice
Massey House
Stormont Estate
Belfast
BT4 3SX

Ways to respond

Email -
DOJCivilJusticePolicy.Division@justice-ni.gov.uk
Write to -
Civil and Family Courts Branch
Department of Justice
Massey House
Stormont Estate
Belfast
BT4 3SX

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