National Peace Policies

Mari Fitzduff

Professor and Director of the MA Conflict and Coexistence Programme at Brandeis University

Interviewed by Julian Portilla, 2003

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We've now introduced as part of the Good Friday agreement that's now in our legislation, not just equality legislation, which means no Catholic, Protestant, Hindu, or Muslim can feel that the processes discriminate against them. Also a new legislation which is called "good relations legislation," which means that every public body has got to look at every one of its programs to see whether or not it's going to improve good relations or divide people. For instance, is the local sports center going to have a problem in terms of dividing people? If you're putting a new economic development, a new shopping center, is it going to serve one community and not the other?