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Brexit and the Irish Border: Legal and Political Questions

Published by The British Academy

This briefing aims to inform legal and political questions in relation to the Irish border, and in the context of the Good Friday Agreement of 1998.

'Brexit and the Irish Border: Legal and Political Questions' is written by Professor Gordon Anthony, Professor for Public Law in the School of Law, Queen’s University of Belfast.

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