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Access to intervene: the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Northern Ireland Act 1998

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Smith, Anne (2003) Access to intervene: the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Northern Ireland Act 1998. European Human Rights Law Review , 4 . pp. 423-436. [Journal article]

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Please note that the original article is published in the EHRLRThe article explores the issue of access to make human rights interventions in legal proceedings by first exploring the House of Lords judgments in Re Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, where the appeal was allowed, and their contrasting approach in Robinson v Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. It proceeds to consider the effect that the determination of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission's (“NIHRC”) role has had on the debate to establish a UK-wide Human Rights Commission, looking at the recent findings of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, the Scottish Executive's introduction of a consultation paper and the potential influence of the above on the Government's decision on whether to establish a Commission for the United Kingdom. It then examines examples of bodies making third party and amicus curiae interventions and the impact of these interventions.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Administration of justice; Human rights; Interveners; Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission; Northern Ireland; Scotland
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Research Institutes and Groups:Transitional Justice Institute
ID Code:6699
Deposited By:Dr Anne Smith
Deposited On:14 Jan 2010 14:24
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 14:24

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