COMMISSION ON JUSTICE IN WALES
The First Minister, Carwyn Jones has established a Commission on Justice in Wales. The Commission is to be chaired by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd when he steps down from his responsibilities as Lord Chief Justice in England and Wales. Other members of the Commission includes, Simon Davies, Professor Elwen Evans QC Dr Nerys Llewelyn Jones, Juliet Lyon CBE, Sarah Payne CBE, Professor Rick Rawlings, Peter Vaughan QPM CStJDl and Sir Wyn Williams.
The terms of reference are to review the operation of the justice system in Wales and set a long term vision for its future with a view to:
- Promoting better outcomes in terms of access to justice, reducing crime and promoting rehabilitation
- Ensuring that the jurisdictional arrangements and legal educatin address and reflect the role of justice in the governance and prosperity of Wales as well as distinct issues that arise in Wales
- Promoting the strength and sustainability of the Welsh legal services sector and maximising its contribution to the prosperity of Wales
The work of the Commission will begin in December and conclude in 2019 with a report of findings and recommendations.