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The Senedd Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee is conducting an inquiry on making justice work in Wales.
In October 2019, the Commission on Justice in Wales published a report on Justice in Wales for the People of Wales (PDF 6 MB).
The commission made recommendations that fall specifically to the Senedd, including that it should be more proactive in scrutinising how the justice system operates, and monitoring and reviewing progress on justice reform.
The committee has agreed the following terms of reference:
We welcome the Thomas Commission’s long-term vision for the future of justice in Wales.
As the body of Welsh law grows, it's important that due consideration is given to the distinct needs of the Welsh public and the legal profession as they seek to ensure their businesses remain vibrant and sustainable going forward.
We've called for a holistic, coordinated and non-partisan approach to system planning and delivery; one until now impeded by the jagged edge of Wales’ devolution settlement and political impasse.
Within our response, we've made specific recommendations in relation to:
The consultation closed on 4 June 2020.
The committee is now considering the responses.