The Belfast-Good Friday Agreement, Brexit, and Rights

Royal Irish Academy - British Academy Brexit Briefing Paper Series, Forthcoming

U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 577

Queen's University Belfast Law Research Paper No. 2018-04

23 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2017 Last revised: 31 May 2018

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Christopher McCrudden

Queen's University Belfast - School of Law; University of Michigan Law School; University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

Date Written: October 24, 2017

Abstract

This paper considers the relationship between the Belfast-Good Friday Agreement, which underpins the peace settlement in Northern Ireland, and Brexit. In particular, the paper examines the implications of Brexit for rights under the Belfast-Good Friday Agreement. The paper details the problems Brexit poses for rights in Northern Ireland, and the contrasting positions adopted in the Article 50 negotiations by the EU-27 and the UK. Finally, the paper considers the UK Withdrawal Bill, and the effects of the Bill on the devolution arrangements in Northern Ireland.

Keywords: Brexit, Northern Ireland, Article 50 TEU, devolution, Withdrawal Bill, human rights, equality

Suggested Citation

McCrudden, Christopher, The Belfast-Good Friday Agreement, Brexit, and Rights (October 24, 2017). Royal Irish Academy - British Academy Brexit Briefing Paper Series, Forthcoming; U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 577; Queen's University Belfast Law Research Paper No. 2018-04. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3075206 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3075206

Christopher McCrudden (Contact Author)

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University of Michigan Law School ( email )

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