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Profiles: Who are the panel members of the NI paramilitary organisations independent review?

Secretary of State Theresa Villiers announced the panel members for the forthcoming factual assessment from the UK security agencies and the PSNI on the structure, role and purpose of paramilitary organisations in Northern Ireland.


Lord Carlile of Berriew

Lord Carlile of Berriew, CBE, QC, is a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords. He is a practising barrister and former head of chambers of 9–12 Bell Yard barristers’ chambers. He was the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation from 2001 – 2011 and has been the independent reviewer of national security arrangements in Northern Ireland since 2007. He was the Liberal Democrat MP for Montgomeryshire from 1983-97.

Rosalie Flanagan

Rosalie Flanagan is a former Permanent Secretary at the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure. She had previously been Director of Executive Services in the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister, a position Ms Flanagan held from 2002 until 2010. She has also worked at the Department of Finance and Personnel.

Stephen Shaw QC

Stephen Shaw QC has been a Senior Counsel in Northern Ireland since December 2001. He was called to the Northern Ireland Bar in 1980. He has concentrated on commercial, chancery and public law work, embracing strategic advice as well as litigation, arbitration and mediation. He has acted for banks, public companies (plc) and private business, as well as local and central government.

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