Research Papers 2014

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

The Use of Quotas to Increase the Political Representation of Women

- Date: 27/05/2014 - Author: Michael Potter

This Briefing Paper has been prepared in the context of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee review of the representation of women in the Northern Ireland Assembly. It supplements a previous Research Paper, Women in the Northern Ireland Assembly. A brief overview of the rationale behind the use of quotas is given, a survey of types of quota, a summary where they are in use and some discussion on their effectiveness is undertaken.

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Female Candidates in Local Elections in Northern Ireland

- Date: 27/05/2014 - Author: Michael Potter

This Note has been prepared in the context of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee review on women in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Note summarises female candidates by party in local elections in Northern Ireland.

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Candidates for the 2014 Elections in Northern Ireland by Gender

- Date: 06/05/2014 - Author: Michael Potter

This Briefing Note supplements previous papers written in the context of a review by the Assembly and Executive Review Committee of the representation of women in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Note summarises candidates for the European and local government election in Northern Ireland by gender.

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Women in Local Councils: Statistical Overview

- Date: 06/05/2014 - Author: Michael Potter

This Briefing Note supplements previous papers written in the context of a review by the Assembly and Executive Review Committee review of the representation of women in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Note gives figures for women’s representation in local councils in England, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland 1999-2012.

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Women in the Northern Ireland Assembly - Update

- Date: 06/05/2014 - Author: Michael Potter

This note has been prepared for the Assembly and Executive Review Committee (AERC) in the context of the Committee’s consideration of topics for review. The note updates the Research Paper 'Women in the Northern Ireland Assembly' presented to the AERC on 10 September 2013.

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Human Rights and Equality Proofing of Public Bills

- Date: 11/02/2014 - Author: Tim Moore, Michael Potter and Jane Campbell

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

- Date: 21/01/2014 - Author: Michael Potter

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

- Date: 15/01/2014 - Author: Ray McCaffrey and Fiona O'Connell

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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