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Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016 Published

29th December 2016

On 29 December 2016, the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, T.D., published the Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016.

IPRT made a submission to the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality in relation to General Scheme of the Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2015 in August 2015. IPRT believes the protection of victims’ rights is not incompatible with, nor detrimental to the rights of sentenced persons provided the general principles of equality and non-discrimination, access to justice and due process are respected.

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