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01
Jun

Debt – An Emergency Situation? A history of the Payments for Debt Act in Northern Ireland and its effects on public employees and people on state benefits, 1989

No.-13-Debt-an-Emergency-Situation-1989 The Payments of Debt (Emergency Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 (PDA) was enacted in October 1971 to counter a rent and rates strike which had been called in protest against thee introduction of internment in August 1971. The legislation stated that the Act was to stay in force until six months after the end...
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...
24
Apr

Emergency Laws in Northern Ireland: a conference report, 1982

No.-2-Emergency-laws-in-NI-conference-report-1982 Emergency law in Northern Ireland was one of the principal themes of a conference organised by the Committee on the Administration of Justice at the Student’s Union, Queen’s University, Belfast, on April 24, 1982. About 80 people took part in the conference, coming from all parts of the Northern Ireland community, and including lawyers,...
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