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Apr

The Stalker Affair: More Questions than Answers, 1988

No.-10-The-Stalker-Affair-More-questions-than-answers-1988 In 1982, several police suspects were shot dead by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in circumstances which prompted allegations that the RUC was operating a ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy which ignored elementary principles of justice. The subsequent inquest and strong suggestions of a ‘cover-up’ led, in 1984, to the appointment of John Stalker. Deputy Chief constable...
01
Nov

“The Blessings of Liberty”: An American Perspective on a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, 1986

No.-9-The-Blessings-of-Liberty-1986 Martin Flaherty is a student at the law school of Columbia University in New York City. He is a graduate in history and is currently writing a doctoral thesis on Irish influences on the framing off the American Constitution. For ten weeks in the summer of 1986 Martin was working for the C.A.J. in...
02
Jun

Consultation between the Police and the Public, 1985

No.-6-Consultation-between-police-and-the-public-1985 This paper is concerned with the machinery for future dialogue between the police and members of the public, especially at “grass-roots” level, on matters which concern them both; it is not concerned with the more fundamental matter of the accountability of the police, which has constitutional implications. The paper examines the history of arrangements...
01
Jun

Ways of Protecting Minority Rights in Northern Ireland, 1985

No.-7-Ways-of-protecting-minority-rights-in-Northern-Ireland-1985 The purpose of the pamphlet is to make people aware of some of the various methods by which the rights of minority groups could be protected in Northern Ireland. Part One comprises information collected by the sub-committee within the Committee on the Administration of Justice which was put before a conference of interested parties...
01
Sep

Emergency Laws: Suggestions for reform in Northern Ireland, 1983

No.-5-Emergency-Laws-suggestion-for-reform-in-Northern-Ireland-1983 This is a submission by the Committee on the Administration of Justice tot he review by the Rt. Hon. Sir George Baker OBE of the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978. The terms of reference of the review are as follows: “Accepting that temporary emergency powers are necessary to combat sustained terrorist violence, and...
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