Forum for Victims and Survivors
Office of the first minister and deputy first minister
Martina Anderson (Sinn Féin)
The First Minister, deputy First Minister and the Department have no recommendation or approval role in the appointment process for the victims’ forum. In convening a forum, the commissioners have acted in accordance with article 6 of the Victims and Survivors Order 2006, which established a duty to make arrangements for a forum, and article 3 of the 2006 Order, which defines a victim and survivor for the purpose of the commission. Twenty-three of the 25 members are deemed to be victims and survivors by the commission in accordance with article 3 of the 2006 Order, and two individuals are deemed to be associated members.