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S423 to supplementary proposals from the Dept of Justice, on New Powers Package Policy Paper for OPONI


CAJ responded to the Department of Justice Targeted Consultation on the new powers package for the Police Ombudsman in July 2013. CAJ welcomed the reforms, from the Police Ombudsman’s Five Year Review of Powers, that the Department intended to implement, which would remedy gaps in OPONI’s remit. CAJ also noted that other recommendations from the Five Year Review, some of which engaged international obligations, were being parked by the Department – this included powers to compel retired/former RUC officers to cooperate with the Ombudsman and amendments to RUC complaints regulations

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