Colin Murray and Sylvia de Mars attended a meeting of the European Union Select Committee in the House of Lords on 11th February 2020, to give evidence on the revised Ireland / Northern Ireland Protocol. Completing the panel was David Henig, called to share his expertise on trade.
Colin and Sylvia addressed a range of issues pertinent to the work of the Committee, drawing on their expert knowledge of EU law, UK constitutional law and the particularities of the situation in Northern Ireland.
This informative session was followed keenly by experts across the UK, not least in Northern Ireland (see this thread from BBC NI’s Economics and Business Editor, John Campbell), as the complexities that will need to be addressed by the end of 2020 were made unequivocally clear.
On 13 February 2019, Mr. Colin Murray gave evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on the above inquiry. A transcript of the evidence session is available here, and the Select Committee Report citing Colin’s evidence is available here.
This evidence updates our previous work done for the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission on the Common Travel Area, and draws upon our book, Bordering Two Unions: Northern Ireland and Brexit, published in August 2018.