Political Capacity Building: Advancing a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland
Smith, A; McWilliams, M; and Yarnell, P; ‘POLITICAL CAPACITY BUILDING: ADVANCING A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR NORTHERN IRELAND’ September 2014
65 Pages Posted: 25 May 2015
Date Written: Septermber 1, 2014
The overall objective of this project is to assess the current position of the Northern Ireland political parties, and the position of the British and Irish governments, on a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland. In doing so, the project seeks to progress the Northern Ireland Bill of Rights process. The project aims to find a safe space in which to engage the political parties on the Bill of Rights and to identify a way forward. In this context the final report sets out a series of recommendations on how the British and Irish governments could meaningfully re-engage the parties and proposed possible ways forward. The project also seeks to contribute to the development of a broader understanding of the importance of human rights standards and principles in the political context of Northern Ireland.
Keywords: Bill of Rights, Northern Ireland, poliitcal leadership
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