The Assembly and the Power-Sharing Executive were suspended 24 hours on 11 August 2001 and 22 September 2001. The first suspension concerned the dismantling of IRA weapons. The second suspension, in September, came after a failure to block the issue of arms decommissioning and the reinstatement of Prime Minister David Trimble, who resigned on 1 July 2001.1 As stipulated in the Good Friday Agreement and under the terms of reference in Schedule B, the review group of four officials representing the Minister for Northern Ireland. , the Chancellor, the Attorney General and five independent experts were trained. The audit group held its first meeting on 1 July 1998 and published a consultation paper on 27 August 1998 that distributed copies of the document to political parties, politicians, churches, the judiciary, and a number of voluntary and local organizations interested in the issue. The group has reviewed the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland over the past 30 years, reviewed recent legislative changes and visited the Republic of Ireland, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Scotland, South Africa, New Zealand and the United States to examine how other jurisdictions create criminal justice.1 The Belfast Agreement is also known as the Good Friday Agreement , since it was concluded on Good Friday, since it was concluded on Good Friday. April 10, 1998. It was an agreement between the British and Irish governments and most of northern Ireland`s political parties on how to govern Northern Ireland. Discussions that led to the agreement have focused on issues that have led to conflict in recent decades. The aim was to form a new de-defyed government for Northern Ireland, where unionists and nationalists would share power. 23. As a condition of appointment, ministers, including the Prime Minister and deputy prime minister, will reaffirm the conditions for a commitment by the Office (Annex A) to carry out effectively and in good faith all the functions to be entrusted to their duties.
5. All participants recognized the sensitivity of the use of symbols and emblems for public purposes and the need, particularly in the creation of new institutions, to ensure that these symbols and emblems were used in a way that fostered mutual respect, not division. Arrangements are being made to monitor this issue and to consider what action might be needed. In accordance with the Commission`s recommendation, a supervisory commissioner was appointed in May 2000. On 16 May 2000, the government published the Police Act (Northern Ireland), which was criticised by the SDLP and Sinn Fein. The bill was amended to address some of the concerns of the SDLP and Sinn Fein in order to gain their support for the bill. The bill received royal approval on November 23, 2000. Power-sharing continued until October 15. As the disarming provision of the agreement was not implemented, the DUP filed an application to exclude Sinn Fein from the government. The nationalists argued that they would not disarm under the conditions set by trade unionists, and for this reason the confidence between the Unionists and the nationalists collapsed, leading to the suspension of the Assembly and the Executive from 15 October 2002. These decentralized institutions worked only sporadically in the years immediately following the Good Friday Agreement, and the Irish and British governments continued to work with the parties to build trust. The overall result of these problems was to undermine trade unionists` confidence in the agreement exploited by the anti-DUP agreement, which eventually overtook the pro-agreement Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) in the 2003 general elections.
UUP had already resigned from the executive in 2002 following the Stormontgate scandal, in which three men were indicted for intelligence gathering.