Research Papers 2022

Synopsis: Below you will find details of Research Publications which have been prepared by the Research and Information Service (RaISe) for the Assembly and Executive Review Committee in 2022.

Technical groups and opposition access to information

- Date: 10/03/2022

This briefing paper provides information relating to technical/political groups in other applicable legislatures (e.g. the Dáil, the Scottish Parliament and the Senedd (Welsh Parliament), including potential sources of evidence for the next AERC in the new mandate to pursue; and on how the protocol contained in Chapter 5 of the UK Government’s Cabinet Manual has been applied in practice and on any applicable arrangements in other comparator legislatures.


Gender, diversity and good relations in a parliamentary context

- Date: 09/02/2022

This research paper has been prepared to provide the following information: initiatives in other jurisdictions to support women in parliament and profile their work; the work being carried out in other jurisdictions to create gender sensitive parliaments; how corporate bodies in other political institutions promote good relations between persons of different religious belief, political opinion or racial group; and the work being carried out by women’s caucuses in other jurisdictions and details of any significant achievements.