North South Inter-governmental Work Programme 2016-2017

Date published: 26 October 2016

An Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) on Cooperation on Criminal Justice Matters provides the framework for North/South cooperation in this area.  It provides for meetings between the Justice Ministers for Ireland and Northern Ireland, who receive reports from a Working Group made up of officials from both jurisdictions.


The Working Group is supported by a number of Project Advisory Groups which take forward work strands across a range of areas including youth justice, forensic science, criminal justice and social diversity, public protection and support for victims.  The Working Group is responsible for preparing an annual work programme which is presented to Ministers for their approval.

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