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The Ombudsman Association welcomes the intention in the Justice Bill to ensure that the body responsible for investigating deaths in custody in Northern Ireland is one that has a statutory basis. 

The Association is however concerned that the Prison Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, as currently proposed, would not meet the internationally recognised standards of independence for an ombudsman. 

Download an accessible PDF of our response below. 


Prison Ombudsman for Northern Ireland - Justice Bill
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