In developing this public consultation, the Review Team considered developments in jurisdictions around the world and the contributions from a group of experts in the field. The Team also followed developments in England and Wales. On 29 April 2021, the England and Wales Domestic Abuse Bill, which included a late amendment to create a new strangulation offence, received Royal Assent.
Responding to this Consultation
The Department is seeking your views on the issues raised by this consultation and any other comments on non-fatal strangulation policy that you consider relevant.
Response should be made via Citizenspace on the NIDirect website.
If you require a hard copy of this consultation document or have any other enquiries please email your request to email@example.com or you can write to us at:Criminal Justice Policy and Legislation Division
Department of Justice
Belfast, BT4 3SX
The Department will publish a summary of responses to the consultation.
Duration and Closing Date
The consultation will be open for 10 weeks. The closing date is 17 September 2021.