Paten Policing Report
Shortly after its creation, the NIHRC discussed whether to make its own submission to the Patten Commission but decided not to do so. As members of a new body which was still finding its feet, we felt that we could not formulate an agreed submission in time. Instead we ensured that the Patten Commission was made aware of all the international human rights standards which impact on policing and we undertook to examine the report of the Patten Commission with those standards in mind. In the interim we also agreed to meet with the RUC’s Human Rights Act Implementation Working Group.