North/South Cooperation on Criminal Justice Matters: Work Programme 2011-2012
An Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) on Cooperation on Criminal Justice Matters provides the framework for North/South cooperation in this area. It provides for meetings between the Justice Ministers North and South, who receive reports from a Working Group made up of officials from both jurisdictions. The Working Group is supported by a number of Project Advisory Groups which take forward work strands across a range of areas including youth justice, forensic science, public protection and support for victims.
The 2011/2012 work programme has been prepared under the terms of the IGA and has been approved by Ministers.