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The Quill Project

We work to research the history and enhance understanding of some of the world's foundational legal texts.

If it is your first time here and you would like to know more about the project, please check out the introduction video below:

For more information see the pages on the Pembroke College Oxford website.

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Negotiation processes modelled by the Quill platform

Negotiation processes modelled by the Quill platform

Comparison Tools to find particular texts or points of interest within our records

Negotiation processes modelled by the Quill platform

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Negotiation processes modelled by the Quill platform

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Negotiation processes modelled by the Quill platform

Commentary collections that will help you to understand particular issues

Negotiation processes modelled by the Quill platform

Intro to the nature of formal negotiations and how they are modelled

Negotiation processes modelled by the Quill platform

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The Downing Street Declaration Event The thirtieth anniversary of the Downing Street Declaration was marked by a panel discussion held at the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in Dublin.

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Negotiated Texts?

A negotiated text is the product of a formal decision-making process where a text has been negotiated and drafted over a period of time.

Think of the process as made up of four elements — people, procedures, documents, and decisions.

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