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The Drafting Process of a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland

Smith, Anne (2003) The Drafting Process of a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland. Public Law, Autumn . pp. 526-536. [Journal article]

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Under the Belfast Agreement and s.69(7) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (NIA), the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has the task of consulting and advising the British government on what rights should be included in a proposed Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland. This article examines the drafting process of the Bill of Rights and seeks to answer the following question. Did the decision to ask the NIHRC to undertake such a formidable exercise result in a unique opportunity for the NIHRC to promote awareness and understanding of the importance of a Bill of Rights amongst the general public? Or was such a task an unwelcome distraction for the NIHRC?

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Bill of Rights; Northern Ireland, Human Rights, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, process
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Transitional Justice Institute
ID Code:31719
Deposited By: Dr Anne Smith
Deposited On:23 Jun 2015 10:58
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:18

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