The Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland operate under a number of legislative frameworks namely:

  • Life Sentences (Northern Ireland) Order 2001
  • Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008
  • Parole Commissioners' Rules 2009

Since the devolution of policing and justice functions in Northern Ireland which took effect on 12th April 2010, the legislation relating to the Parole Commissioners work has been amended to reflect the transfer of powers to the Department of Justice.

This is an edited version of the Rules for your ease but please note that it is not a published document. Please also note that the Rules are currently being revised and this page will be updated accordingly in due course.