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01
Mar

No Emergency, No Emergency Law: Emergency Legislation related to Northern Ireland the case for repeal, 1995

No.-28-No-Emergency-No-Emergency-Law This pamphlet provides an overview of the history of “emergency” legislation before and after partition focusing on the development of the current Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1973 and many of the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989.
01
Dec

“Harassment: It’s part of life here…” Survey of young people’s attitudes to and experience of harassment by the security forces, 1994

No.-27-Harassment-Its-part-of-life-here-December-1994 A major piece of work on the harassment of civilians by the security forces in Northern Ireland covering three broad categories of research: Policing in general Problems with policing and police malpractice Policing in Northern Ireland
01
May

Right to Silence debate, the Northern Ireland Experience, 1994

No.-29-Right-to-Silence-debate-the-Northern-Ireland-Experience-May-1994 This Report is based on research undertaken by Ellen Weaver, a solicitor and freelance researcher, on behalf of JUSTICE and CAJ. This project focuses on: The change in rates of charge and conviction, particularly in serious and terrorist cases. The experience of legal practitioners, particularly in regard to suspects cautioned and questioned by the...
02
Dec

Adding Insult to Injury? Allegations of Harassment and the use of Lethal Force by the Security Forces in Northern Ireland, 1994

No.-24-Adding-insult-to-injury-1994 The Committee on the Administration of Justice carried out a project seeking to document harassment and other alleged abuses by the security force members before and after the use of lethal force by soldiers of police. The issues surrounding the use of lethal force have been long-standing concerns for the CAJ. During the course...
01
Dec

A Fresh look at Complaints against the Police, 1993

No.-23-Fresh-look-at-complaints-1993 This publication is intended to complement those already issued by the CAJ on policing issues. We hope that it will contribute to a greater awareness of the need for the introduction of an independent system for the investigation of complaints against the police and the feasibility of such a scheme.
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