Research Papers 2014

Synopsis Here you will find a list of Assembly and Executive Review Committee research papers published in 2014.

  • Human Rights and Equality Proofing of Public Bills

    Reference: 20/14 - Date: 11/02/2014

    This paper outlines the procedures by which legislation made by the Northern Ireland Assembly is scrutinised on human rights and equality grounds. The paper is written in the context of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee’s (A&ERC) Review of Petitions of Concern.

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  • Women in the Northern Ireland Assembly

    Reference: 09/14 - Date: 21/01/2014

    This paper summarises the background to women’s representation in politics, outlines the legislative frameworks relevant to women’s representation in the Northern Ireland Assembly and reviews some mechanisms for increasing female representation.

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  • Standing Committees that examine conformity with human rights and equality issues in legislatures in the UK and Ireland

    Reference: 01/14 - Date: 15/01/2014

    This briefing paper has been prepared following a request from the Assembly & Executive Review Committee for information, where it exists, on the role and remit of any Standing Committees in the UK and Ireland examining conformity with human rights and equality issues, their membership and the main processes of these Committees.

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