The author reflects on public order policing, past and present, and traces the ways in which strategies used in Northern Ireland were and are transferred to Britain, especially in relation to black and minority ethnic communities.
The author traces how police accountability has evolved following the reforms promised on the back of the Good Friday Agreement. He demonstrates how this relates to the current ‘secret justice’ agenda, whereby the UK government is trying to extend ‘closed material procedures’ to most civil court cases.
This article explores how societies in transition might address victims' quest for 'the truth', or more specifically, micro level information. It does this by using a case study of the Historical Engquiries Team (HET) established byt the police Service Of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
Through ‘local/global’ perspectives and ‘bottom-up’ critiques, this article explores how transitional justice discourse has been mediated, strategically adapted and ‘localised’. Using a case study of the Historical Enquiries Team (HET)
This article explores in what ways, if any, a truth commission might add value to the existing past-focused mechanisms in Northern Ireland, with a particular emphasis on the Historical Enquiries Team (HET).
This paper examines the HET’s review processes and procedures in Royal Military Police (RMP) investigation cases (hereafter RMP cases). RMP cases involve the fatal shooting of over 150 civilians by the British army between 1970 and September 1973.