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  • selected reading list
  • Policing in Northern Ireland
  • Bill of Rights
    • Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC). (2001). Consultation Document on a Bill of Rights, (September 2001), [HTML; 385KB]. Belfast: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC).
    • Bill of Rights Forum (BORF). (2008). Bill of Rights Forum Final Report: Recommendations to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission on a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, (31 March 2008), [PDF; 2490KB]. Belfast: Bill of Rights Forum (BORF).
    • Bill of Rights Forum (BORF). (2008). Correction to the Bill of Rights Forum Final Report, (31 March 2008), [PDF; 8KB]. Belfast: Bill of Rights Forum (BORF).
    • Bill of Rights Forum (BORF). (2008). Press Release about the Bill of Rights Forum Final Report, (31 March 2008), [PDF; 26KB]. Belfast: Bill of Rights Forum (BORF).
    • Northern Ireland Office (NIO). (2009). Consultation Paper - A Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland: Next Steps, (30 November 2009), [PDF; 410KB]. Belfast: NIO.
  • Criminal Justice Review
  • Extradition
    • 'Extradition' in Unsafe Haven: The United States, The IRA and Political Prisoners by Karen McElrath (2000)
  • Prison and Prisoners
    • front cover of report Prison Review Team (PRT). (2011). Review of the Northern Ireland Prison Service: Conditions, management and oversight of all prisons, (24 October 2011), (Owers Report), [PDF; 670KB]. Belfast: PRT.
    • Ford, David. (2011). Press Release on behalf of David Ford, then Minister for Justice, on the publication of the report of the Prison Review Team, (24 October 2011). Belfast: Department of Justice.

    • 'The State they are Still In. Republican Ex-Prisoners and their families: An Independent Evaluation' by Dr Pete Shirlow (2001)
    • 'No Sense of an Ending The effects of long-term imprisonment amongst Republican prisoners and their families', by Ruth Jamieson and Adrian Grounds (2002)
  • Prevention Of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Acts
    • Statistics and Research Branch of the Northern Ireland Office (NIO). (2000) Northern Ireland Statistics on the Operation of the Prevention Of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Acts 1974, 1976, 1984 and 1989, [PDF; 209KB]. Belfast: Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).
  • Restorative Justice
  • Terrorism Act
    • Lyness, D., and Carmichael, M. (2003) Northern Ireland Statistics on the Operation of the Terrorism Act 2000: Annual Statistics 2002, (NIO Research and Statistical Bulletin, 4/2003), [PDF; 132KB]. Belfast: Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).
  • List of source documents
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