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

Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 16-02

65 Pages Posted: 25 May 2015

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Anne Smith

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute

Monica McWilliams

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute

Priyamvada Nellum Rose Yarnell

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute

Date Written: Septermber 1, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Smith, Anne and McWilliams, Monica and Yarnell, Priyamvada Nellum Rose, Political Capacity Building: Advancing a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland (Septermber 1, 2014). Smith, A; McWilliams, M; and Yarnell, P; ‘POLITICAL CAPACITY BUILDING: ADVANCING A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR NORTHERN IRELAND’ September 2014; Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 16-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2610026 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2610026

Anne Smith (Contact Author)

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute ( email )

Ulster University
Northland Rd, Magee
Co. Derry, County Antrim BT48 7JL
Northern Ireland
44 28 71675154 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk//staff_profiles/anne_smith.html

Monica McWilliams

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute ( email )

Jordanstown
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT370QB
Ireland
00442890368597 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://ssrn.com/author=2101330

Priyamvada Nellum Rose Yarnell

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute ( email )

Shore Road
Newtownabbey, County Antrim BT37 OQB
Northern Ireland

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