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Brexit, Rights, and the Ireland-Northern Ireland Protocol to the Withdrawal Agreement

This briefing explores how far the Withdrawal Agreement addresses the protection of human (and equality) rights in Northern Ireland.

EU membership confers certain rights and withdrawal from the EU places these at risk. This briefing discusses how rights may be protected, or not, in the future in Northern Ireland.


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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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