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Alliance Party Proposals
29 February 2000

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Alliance Party Proposals to Break the Deadlock in the
Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement

Step One
The pro-Agreement parties would collectively restate their commitment to the full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.

Step Two
Both Republican and Loyalist paramilitaries should provide a new form of words that makes clear that they have completely renounced the use of violence for both ‘military’ and ‘non-military’ objectives.

Step Three
The British Government should increase the ‘normalisation' of the security situation in Northern Ireland, subject to satisfactory security assessments.

Step Four
Republican and Loyalist paramilitaries should intensify their engagement with the independent International Commission on Decommissioning, and in particular provide information regarding inventories and timetables for decommissioning. In this context, the IRA may reinstate the commitments that they had made to the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning (IICD) prior to the suspension of devolution and elaborate upon them.

Step Five
The political parties would collectively agree to a meeting of the Executive and the first acts of decommissioning occurring on a fixed date to be determined. This step should be sufficient for the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to rescind the order suspending the political institutions.

Step Six
On the appropriate date - the ‘Day of Reconciliation’, the Executive would reconvene and the first acts of Republican and Loyalist decommissioning would occur. Further progress on decommissioning would continue according to timetables and modalities agreed with the IICD.

Alliance Party - 29 February 2000

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