Brexit and the Implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement

Brexit Institute Working Paper Series, No 9/2021

17 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2021

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Dagmar Schiek

University College Cork, School of Law; Queen's University Belfast - School of Law, Centre of European and Transnational Studies; Queen's University Belfast; University of Bremen (- 10/1999); University of Leeds - up to 10/2014

Date Written: March 10, 2021

Abstract

The Agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU of January 2020 should focus on dissolution, while the future relationship is governed by the yet to ratify Trade and Cooperation Agreement of December 2020. Yet, continuing bonds impact on the future, most prevalent in the situation of EU citizens who moved to the UK and UK citizens who moved to the EU, relying on the continuity of the UK’s EU membership, and the necessity of managing the hybrid position of Northern Ireland and its people, which is protected by the Belfast Good Friday Agreement. Part Two of the Withdrawal Agreement and the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland retain some EU citizenship rights and Northern Ireland’s access to the EU Internal Market for goods. Implementing those remnants of EU membership constitutes a permanent struggle. This chapter elaborates the ensuing difficulties and concludes with practical proposals how to alleviate negative repercussion.

Keywords: Brexit, Belfast Good Friday Agreement, EU Citizenship Rights, Implementation by disagreement, Northern Ireland

Suggested Citation

Schiek, Dagmar G., Brexit and the Implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement (March 10, 2021). Brexit Institute Working Paper Series, No 9/2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3801909 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3801909

Dagmar G. Schiek (Contact Author)

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Queen's University Belfast ( email )

School of Law
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN, BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland
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University of Bremen (- 10/1999)

Bremen
Germany

University of Leeds - up to 10/2014 ( email )

Leeds, LS2 9JT
United Kingdom

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