Implementing the ‘Petition of Concern’ – A CAJ Briefing Paper Jan 2018 Guest Post by Daniel Holder

Background   The Petition of Concern mechanism has never been implemented as the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) and Northern Ireland Act (NIA) intend or require. This largely due to the way the Standing Orders of the Assembly have been drafted and applied;  The Petition of Concern is linked to safeguards in the GFA relating […]

Independence, Inadmissibility and Information Verification in the Independent Commission on Information Retrieval Proposals- Guest post by Professor Louise Mallinder

On 23 September 2015, the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) published a policy paper outlining the measures to be included in the Northern Ireland (Stormont House Agreement) Bill that will be presented to Parliament on 12 October 2015. This Bill will legislate for a number of commitments made by the UK government in the Stormont House […]

Why is the debate on dealing with the past in Northern gender blind?

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Andreé Murphy of Relatives for Justice. Andreé can be reached at andree@relativesforjustice.com. This was originally posted on the Eamonn Mallie blog at http://eamonnmallie.com/2015/05/why-is-the-debate-on-dealing-with-the-past-in-northern-gender-blind-by-andree-murphy/.  This is an argument for a concerted effort to make gender a specific and identifiable matter of concern within the Stormont House Agreement. […]