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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 33: The Prison Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

This Section creates the office of The Prison Ombudsman for Northern Ireland as a corporation sole (Section 33(1) and (2)), and states the aims and outcomes expected of the exercise of the Ombudsman’s powers. In particular the Ombudsman should ensure the powers of the office are exercised so as to secure efficiency, effectiveness and independence, and the confidence of those affected by the exercise of those powers (Section 33(4)).

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