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Security Vetting in Northern Ireland: Loyalty, Redress and Citizenship

White, Ciaran and McEvoy, Kieran (1998) Security Vetting in Northern Ireland: Loyalty, Redress and Citizenship. Modern Law Review, 61 . pp. 341-361. [Journal article]

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Abstract

The notion of 'loyalty' is one that inevitably infuses any system of security vettingset up to establish mechanisms to prevent the disclosure of information whichcould be considered a threat to the security of the state or its citizens. Loyalty,however, is a problematic concept even in jurisdictions with an arguably morehomogenous body politic than Northern Ireland.2 As we shall seek to demonstratein this article, those difficulties are considerably exacerbated in a region where asignificant minority explicitly offer their political allegiance to a differentjurisdiction and where there have been persistent periods of political violenceassociated with that conflict of identity and allegiance.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:security vetting, transitional justice, human rights,
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Faculty of Social Sciences
ID Code:34019
Deposited By: Mr Ciaran White
Deposited On:06 Apr 2016 09:15
Last Modified:13 Apr 2016 13:09

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