Combined Loyalist Military Command Ceasefire Statement

Country/entity
Ireland
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland
Region
Europe and Eurasia
Agreement name
Combined Loyalist Military Command Ceasefire Statement
Date
13/10/1994
Agreement status
Unilateral document
Agreement/conflict level
Intrastate/intrastate conflict (Northern Ireland Conflict (1968 - 1998)
Commonly referred to as ‘the Troubles’, the most recent conflict over the territory of Northern Ireland can be framed as beginning in 1968 and ending with the Belfast Agreement (also known as the Good Friday Agreement) in 1998. While the genesis of the conflict was closely related to pressures for the state to reform with relation to discrimination against the (minority) Catholic population, the core issue of the conflict as it proceeded was the constitutional status of Northern Ireland, which was contested between the unionist/loyalist (mostly Protestant) majority, who wanted the territory to remain as part of the United Kingdom, and the nationalist/republican (mostly Catholic) minority, whose goal was to unite the six provincial counties with the Republic of Ireland. The thirty years prior to the Belfast or Good Friday Agreement were marked by inter-communal violence, active paramilitary groups, and the deployment of the British army in the province. Mediation by international actors, and dialogue between the British and Irish governments, and between the IRA and its representatives and the British Government eventually resulted in a ceasefire respected by the majority of combatants. Talks led to the Belfast or Good Friday Agreement which established a power-sharing system of governance between nationalist and unionist communities.
Northern Ireland Conflict (1968 - 1998) )
Stage
Ceasefire/related (Ceasefire)
Conflict nature
Government/territory
Peace process
68: Northern Ireland peace process
Parties
Combined Loyalist Military Command (CLMC)
Third parties
Description
In this short agreement the Combined Loyalist Military Command agrees to a universal and permanent ceasefire. The statement includes an apology for the innocent victims of loyalist violence.

Agreement document
UK_IE_941013_CLMC Ceasefire Statement.pdf

Main category
Page 1,
...To our physically and mentally wounded who have served Ulster so unselfishly, we wish a speedy recovery, and to the relatives of these men and women, we pledge our continued moral and practical support...

Women, girls and gender

Participation
No specific mention.
Equality
No specific mention.
Particular groups of women
No specific mention.
International law
No specific mention.
New institutions
No specific mention.
Violence against women
No specific mention.
Transitional justice
Past and gender
Page 1,
...To our physically and mentally wounded who have served Ulster so unselfishly, we wish a speedy recovery, and to the relatives of these men and women, we pledge our continued moral and practical support...
Institutional reform
No specific mention.
Development
No specific mention.
Implementation
No specific mention.
Other
No specific mention.

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