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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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Mar
01
Mar

Plastic Bullets and the Law, 1990

No.-15-Plastic-Bullets-and-the-Law-March-1990 Plastic bullets, officially called baton rounds, were first introduced as a riot control weapon by the British Army in Northern Ireland in 1973. The Royal Ulster Constabulary began to use them in 1978. Since then more than 54,000 rounds have been fired and the weapon has completely replaced rubber bullets. Late in 1989, re-affirmed...
01
Nov

Lay Visitors to Police Stations in Northern Ireland, 1989

No.-14-Lay-visitors-to-police-stations-in-NI-1990 This publication is intended to complement the pamphlets to complement the pamphlets already issued on complaints against the police (No. 3 & 4), on consultation between the police and the public (No. 6), on the Stalker Affair (No. 10) and on Police Accountability (No. 11).
01
Sep

Police Accountability in Northern Ireland, 1988

No.-11-Police-Accountability-in-NI-1988 As part of a search for the best possible system of administering justice in Northern Ireland the committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) has studied two aspects of policing – the method of handling complaints against the police and the machinery for consultation between the police and the public (CAJ pamphlets no. 4...
02
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...
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