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Commission For Victims And Survivors Act (Northern Ireland)2008

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3.The Victims and Survivors (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 made provision for a Commissioner for Victims and Survivors for Northern Ireland, to be appointed by the First Minister and deputy First Minister, acting jointly.

4.Following a public appointments process, the First Minister and deputy First Minister on 28 January 2008, announced to the Assembly the appointment of four Commissioners Designate for Victims and Survivors, in effect a Commission. The establishment of the Commission requires amendment of the Victims and Survivors (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.

5.The Commission for Victims and Survivors (Northern Ireland) Act 2008 replaces the Commissioner for Victims and Survivors with a Commission.

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