Burying the hatchet. The decommissioning of paramilitary arms in Northern Ireland

Release date: 2002-04

BICC brief 22 “Burying the Hatchet-The Decommissioning of Paramilitary Arms in Northern Ireland” reflects the research of a joint project of BICC and INCORE. The project aims to monitor the implementation of the Belfast Agreement and to analyse the governing provisions of the peace accord with particular emphasis on the role of the domestic and international actors involved.
The case study assesses the potential of a satisfactory process of demilitarisation to foster peace building and prevent further violent conflict in a post-war society.