Discussion Paper on the Common Travel Area

Joint Committee of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, 2018

85 Pages Posted: 29 May 2019

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Sylvia de Mars

University of Newcastle - Law School

C. R. G. Murray

Newcastle University - Newcastle Law School

Aoife O'Donoghue

Durham Law School

Ben T. C. Warwick

Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK

Date Written: October 29, 2018

Abstract

A Common Travel Area (CTA) between Ireland and the UK has existed for most of the near century since Ireland became independent. These arrangements came into being to lessen the disruptive impact of partition upon life on the island of Ireland and to maintain labour flows across the Atlantic Isles. Since the vote in favour of the UK leaving the EU in the June 2016 referendum, political debate about the post-Brexit relationship between the UK and Ireland has frequently invoked the remedial potential of the CTA. The Joint Committee of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission commissioned this research paper to explore the nature of the CTA and to examine its legal impact within Ireland and the UK.

Keywords: Common Travel Area, Ireland, United Kingdom, Brexit, European Union

Suggested Citation

de Mars, Sylvia and Murray, C. R. G. and O'Donoghue, Aoife and Warwick, Ben, Discussion Paper on the Common Travel Area (October 29, 2018). Joint Committee of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3380468

Sylvia De Mars

University of Newcastle - Law School ( email )

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
United Kingdom

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C. R. G. Murray (Contact Author)

Newcastle University - Newcastle Law School ( email )

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/nuls/staff/profile/colin.murray

Aoife O'Donoghue

Durham Law School ( email )

Palatine Centre
Stockton Road
Durham, County Durham DH1 3ET
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.dur.ac.uk/law/staff/?id=5868

Ben Warwick

Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK ( email )

Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/benwarwick

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