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Making a Bill of Rights Stick: Options for Implementation in Northern Ireland, A Discussion Paper, 1997

No.-35-Making-a-Bill-of-Rights-Stick-Options-for-Implementation-in-NI-A-Discussion-Paper-September-1997 This paper surveys the relevant possibilities and presents CAJ’s preferred options for the implementation of a Bill of Rights in Northern Ireland. These are provisional; in light of the discussions prompted by this paper CAJ may well alter its views and plump for different options.

A Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, 1993

No.-21-A-Bill-of-Rights-for-Northern-Ireland-May-1993 The Bill is set out Article by Article, with notes at the end of each Article explaining some of the words used and referring the reader to equivalent provisions in international agreements. The document is a follow-up to CAJ Pamphlet No. 17, Making Rights Count, which was published in October 1990.

Making Rights Count (includes a proposed Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland), 1990

No.-17-Making-Rights-Count-October-1990 This pamphlet is the result of long and detailed discussion within and without the CAJ over the past five years. During that time a large number of people have had an input into the pamphlet’s form and content, even though the final product may bare little resemblance to very early drafts.

“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...
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