The Criminal Justice Council was created as part of the criminal law review conducted in 2014.  Its authority comes from the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Ordinance 2014.


The main aim of the Council is to seek to make the criminal justice system more effective and effcient so that it:

  • reduces crime
  • reduces reoffending
  • punishes offenders
  • protects the public
  • encourages the making of reparation
  • increases public confidence in the system; and
  • ensures that the system is faire and just.

 It is also responsible for maintaining an overivew of the working of the criminal justice system and making sure any issues are tackled with a 'whole system' approach.

The Council must meet at least twice year but may meet more frequently if needed.  Meetings are publicised on the court list and members of the public are welcome to attend and observe.

If you have any queries about the Council, or questions or concerns about the criminal justice system you may contact the Secretary to the Council on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 27271.