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18
Nov

Stormont’s vetoes in the context of a pandemic – An Equality Coalition briefing note

In 2019, the Equality Coalition’s Manifesto for a Rights Based Return to Power Sharing called for a new agreement to remove those political vetoes within the NI Executive that are not based on (and have conflicted with) equality and rights duties, and as such contributed to the destabilisation and collapse of the NI Executive in...
22
Jan

Implementing the ‘Petition of Concern’ – CAJ Briefing Note

The Petition of Concern mechanism has never been implemented as the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) and Northern Ireland Act (NIA) intend or require. This is largely due to the way the Standing Orders of the Assembly have been drafted and applied. Over time, the Petition of Concern has come into increasing disrepute given, ironically, its...

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