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Northern Ireland

The Constitutional Status of Northern Ireland: Consent, Acquiescence, Subjugation, Indifference

A key theme in the debate about the governance of Northern Ireland is the interpretation of the concept of consent, which lies at the heart of the 1998 Belfast/Good FridayAgreement. Consent is fundamental to any stable form of government, and what … [Read more...] about The Constitutional Status of Northern Ireland: Consent, Acquiescence, Subjugation, Indifference

The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and Brexit by Andrew McCormick

Nearly six years after the referendum, the Northern Ireland aspect of Brexit is still causing controversy, and the significance of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement of 1998 is a recurrent theme. As part of their opposition to the Protocol on … [Read more...] about The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and Brexit by Andrew McCormick

The Vestigial Union: Northern Ireland’s Precarious Place in the Molten Constitution by Seán Bernard Newman

This new Constitution Society paper looks at the historically exceptional and precarious place of Northern Ireland in the uncodified and pliable constitution of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland. Since 1922 the Acts of … [Read more...] about The Vestigial Union: Northern Ireland’s Precarious Place in the Molten Constitution by Seán Bernard Newman

The Constitution in Review 2

Second Report from the United Kingdom Constitution Monitoring Group The second report from the UK Constitution Monitoring Group (UKCMG) covers the six-month period from 1 July to 31 December 2021. It analyses legislation, decisions and events … [Read more...] about The Constitution in Review 2

Northern Ireland and Brexit: An Explanation by Lisa Claire Whitten

Northern Ireland was at the heart of the protracted UK-EU withdrawal negotiations and the solution that was eventually reached – the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland – has proved controversial. It has caused economic, social and political … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland and Brexit: An Explanation by Lisa Claire Whitten