North South and EU cooperation

Intergovernmental cooperation on criminal justice matters including the role of Legacy Litigation and Projects Unit. 

Role of Legacy Litigation and Projects Unit

To provide support and advice under the auspices of the North/South Intergovernmental Agreement on Cooperation on Criminal Justice Matters. This entails, inter alia, providing the necessary secretariat function to the Justice Minister, Naomi Long and senior DOJ officials on the Northern Ireland side, whilst liaising in conjunction with Irish officials in DOJ(Ireland) secretariat who provide a similar function in Ireland’s jurisdiction.  

It also entails liaising with and supporting as appropriate the NI co-Chairs of the five Project Advisory Groups (PAGs) covering Public Protection, Support for Victims, Forensic Science, Youth Justice and Criminal Justice & Social Diversity.

Each year the respective Justice Ministers agree a joint work programme to be undertaken by the five PAGs which runs from summer to summer, and is published on both the DOJ and DOJ(Ireland) websites.

Related to North South and EU cooperation

Access to information

How to request information from the Department of Justice including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.

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