The Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA) brings together the justice and home affairs Ministers of the EU Member States approximately every other month. The Council sets political directions and ensures the development and implementation of EU cooperation and common policies in cross-border issues in the area of freedom, security and justice. Justice and Home Affairs has been the area mostly affected by the entry in force of the Lisbon Treaty. The Council plays a key role in protecting the interests and needs of EU citizens and other EU residents.
More info on the Council's webpage