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Title: Comparative International and Devolved Best Practice, Ad Hoc Bill Committee on a Bill of Rights Written Evidence , 8 September 2020
Author(s): Boyle, Katie
Citation: Boyle K (2020) Comparative International and Devolved Best Practice, Ad Hoc Bill Committee on a Bill of Rights Written Evidence , 8 September 2020. Northern Ireland Assembly, Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights. Northern Ireland.
Issue Date: 8-Sep-2020
Date Deposited: 9-Nov-2020
Abstract: This paper seeks to address some of the legal issues regarding a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, it does so with a view to identifying potential concerns/barriers and proposing ways forward for creating a model that embodies best practice internationally and comparatively whilst contextualising the approach within the unique devolved constitutional framework of Northern Ireland. The paper is set out in a question/ answer format for ease of reference: 1. Can the Northern Ireland Assembly implement a Bill of Rights? 2. Does Northern Ireland already have sufficient human rights protection under the ECHR? 3. Why implement a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland? 4. Would implementing a Bill of Rights in Northern Ireland place it out of step with the rest of the UK? 5. What can Northern Ireland learn from international best practice? a. Enhanced role for the Assembly b. Enhanced role for the Executive c. Enhanced role for the Court 6. How can a Northern Ireland Bill of Rights embody international best practice? 7. Constitutional Safeguards 8. Recommendations for a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland
Type: Research Report
Rights: © Northern Ireland Assembly Commission 2020. All Parliamentary copyrights are reserved. Published material may be reproduced without formal permission for the purposes set out at Chapter III of the Copyright Design and Patents Act 1988, provided that the material is reproduced accurately and not in a form liable to mislead. Where any such reproduction is made, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged. Any other proposed reproduction requires the assent of the Commission’s Communications Office.
Affiliation: Law

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