A blog post in The Conversation by Mr. Colin Murray, discussing David Trimble’s legal challenge against the part of the Brexit withdrawal agreement relating to the so-called Irish “backstop”, for breaching the Good Friday Agreement.Continue reading
Discussion Paper on the Common Travel Area.
We produced a discussion paper on the CTA, commissioned by the Joint Committee of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.Continue reading
Commentary: The Ireland/NI Protocol.
Our analysis of the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland, as attached to the Withdrawal Agreement.
An updated version of this document has been submitted to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee for their ‘Implications of the EU Withdrawal Agreement and the Backstop for Northern Ireland’ Inquiry.
Constitutional Conundrums: Animations.
As part of the ESRC IAA funding we commissioned a variety of animations from creative collective Roots and Wings, centering on issues to do with the referendum, the Irish border, and the negotiations on Brexit. They can be seen below.
Ireland and the Backstop.
Prof. Aoife O’Donoghue was interviewed on Today FM regarding Ireland and the backstop on 28th January 2019.
Performing Identities: Post-Brexit Northern Ireland and the reshaping of 21st-Century Governance.
The Performing Identities project is being funded by the ESRC Governance After Brexit grant scheme. The project team will spend at least 16 months working on the a set of questions about the effects of Brexit on identity in Northern Ireland, along a new research assistant (Megan Armstrong) and in collaboration with Roots and Wings and the Human Rights Consortium.Continue reading
Commentary on the Draft Withdrawal Agreement and the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol (November 2018).
Our commentary on the Draft Withdrawal Agreement and the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol as settled and released on 14th November 2018. This Briefing Paper was finalised on 16th November 2018.
Policy Paper: Northern Ireland and the Brave New World of Brexit.
With October 2017 witnessing the beginning of consideration of amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill and the culmination of efforts to address aspects of Brexit affecting the island of Ireland in Phase 1 of the UK’s withdrawal negotiations, this paper is intended to focus on some of the emerging issues for Northern Ireland as the contours of Brexit become increasingly defined.Continue reading
A house of cards?
Blog post on UK Constitutional Law Blog by Mr. Colin Murray and Prof. Roger Masterman.Continue reading