Commission To Inquire Into Child Abuse Act, 2000

Functions of Investigation Committee.

12.—(1) The principal functions of the Investigation Committee are, subject to the provisions of this Act-

(a) to provide, for persons who have suffered abuse in childhood in institutions during the relevant period, an opportunity to recount the abuse and make submissions to the Committee,

(b) to inquire into the abuse of children in institutions during the relevant period,

(c) to determine the causes, nature, circumstances and extent of such abuse, and

(d) without prejudice to the generality of any of the foregoing, to determine the extent to which—

(i) the institutions themselves in which such abuse occurred,

(ii) the systems of management, administration, operation, supervision and regulation of such institutions, and

(iii) the manner in which those functions were performed by the persons or bodies in whom they were vested,

contributed to the occurrence or incidence of such abuse,


(e) to prepare and furnish reports pursuant to section 13 .

(2) The Investigation Committee shall have all such powers as are necessary or expedient for the performance of its functions.