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The Common Travel Area: More Than Just Travel

Published by The British Academy

A briefing which examines issues pertaining to the Common Travel Area in the context of the UK’s planned departure from the EU, including as they relate to the Schengen Convention, other EU/EEA citizens and the border.

'The Common Travel Area: More Than Just Travel' is written by Professor Imelda Maher MRIA, Dean of Law and Sutherland Full Professor of European Law at University College Dublin.

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Brexit Briefings

The British Academy’s Brexit Briefings explore the challenges and the key issues related to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU within the context of research and innovation and UK-Ireland relations. These briefings intend to raise awareness of the topics and questions that need consideration and/or responses as the UK negotiates its exit from the EU.

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