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The Good Friday Agreement, Brexit, and Rights

Published The British Academy

The briefing considers the relationship between the Belfast-Good Friday Agreement, which underpins the peace settlement in Northern Ireland, and Brexit.

'The Good Friday Agreement, Brexit, and Rights' is written by Professor Chris McCrudden FBA MRIA, Professor of Equality and Human Rights Law at Queen’s University Belfast and William W. Cook, Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan.

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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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