Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Department of Justice and Equality
Domestic Violence Policy
1286. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider implementing domestic homicide reviews (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15783/21]
The publication of the independent research on Familicide and Domestic Homicide Reviews is an important commitment under Justice Plan 2021, our plan to build a justice system that works for everyone.
This independent study commissioned by my Department is looking at international best practice in the conduct of domestic homicide reviews with a view to making recommendations in relation to their application in this jurisdiction. The study will be a key facet in delivering on this commitment.
Ms Maura Butler, who is a solicitor and has been a member of the Study’s Advisory Group since its establishment, is leading the work to complete this study. I would emphasise the importance of recognising that the Advisory Group and their work is independent, and my Department is not involved in the work of the study nor is it a member of the Advisory Group.
I expect the report will be finalised in the coming weeks and it will subsequently be published. I look forward to examining the report in detail and I will consider any recommendations made as a priority.