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Committee question the Victims' Commissioner

24 April 2020

The previous Justice Committee intended an introductory hearing with Dame Vera soon after she filled this role in June 2019, but parliamentary disruption in September, then October led to the session being twice cancelled before the unexpected December General Election.


Tuesday 28 April 2020, this meeting will be a online live broadcast

At 2.30pm

  • Dame Vera Baird DBE QC, Victims' Commissioner
  • Russell A'Court, Chief Executive, Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales

The session is intended to explore, among other things:

  • her views on the Government's proposed revision of the Victims' Code which sets out victims' rights;
  • her views on the Government's intention to legislate on victims' rights later this year; and
  • the effects of coronavirus on victims, particularly in light of delayed court proceedings, early release of prisoners, and reported rises in domestic abuse cases.

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