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Policing, criminal justice, decommissioning, prisoner releases and security were politically contentious aspects of the Good Friday Agreement. Independent commissions were established to deal with police reform and criminal justice and an international commission was set up to oversee the decommissioning of paramilitary weapons. The British government committed itself to normalising security but linked the process of demilitarisation to the level of threat from dissident loyalist and republican groups. The early release of paramilitary prisoners was particularly distressing for victims and their families.
 

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Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland Criminal Justice Review Decommissioning
     
Image of soldiers dismantling an army sangar Image of loyalist mural calling for the release of their political prisoners  
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