Prosecutions, Imprisonment and the Stormont House Agreement: A Critical Analysis of Proposals on Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland

Kieran McEvoy, Daniel Holder, Louise Mallinder, Anna Bryson, Brian Gormally, Gemma McKeown

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Abstract

In recent years, there have been eleven distinct proposals on dealing with the legacy of the past in Northern Ireland. Most recently, a new approach to legacy was put forward by the UK government in a statement delivered by the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) in March 2020.

Prosecutions, Imprisonment and the Stormont House Agreement: A Critical Analysis of Proposals on Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland reviews all of these proposals, benchmarking each against binding human rights obligations, the Good Friday Agreement (GFA), and the Stormont House Agreement (SHA) (1).

The report was prepared by a team of NI-based experts, comprised of CAJ staff and academics from Queen’s University Belfast. It is intended to offer a contribution to the ongoing deliberations of the UK and Irish governments, NI political parties, and civil society groups as they consider how to deal with the legacy of the past in Northern Ireland.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages52
Publication statusPublished - 09 Apr 2020

Keywords

  • transitional justice
  • accountability
  • impunity
  • dealing with the past
  • Northern Ireland
  • prosecutions
  • information retrieval

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