Article: Constitutionally Questioned: UK Debates, International Law, and Northern Ireland

This comment from Aoife O’Donoghue and Ben Warwick in the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly examines the proposed UK constitutional changes proffered following the no-vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum from an international legal perspective. With a particular focus on the implications for Northern Ireland, this piece considers the implications of further devolution, proposed federalism, changes to the UK’s relationship with the European Convention on Human Rights, modifications of relations with the EU and the implications of change to the relationship with the Republic of Ireland. In looking at these issues through the lens of international law this comment brings a fresh perspective to questions of constitutional change for Northern Ireland.

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Response to Northern Ireland Affairs Committee ‘Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum’ inquiry (February 2016)

The project team (Sylvia de Mars, Colin Murray, Aoife O’Donoghue, and Ben Warwick) responded to a recent inquiry of the Commons Select Committee, the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee. A summary of the key points can be found below. The full response is here.

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A New Constitutional Settlement for Northern Ireland: Queries from International Law (Human Rights in Ireland, 20 October 2014)

This post was jointly written by Aoife O’Donoghue and Ben Warwick and appeared on the Human Rights in Ireland blog at the end of October. Read more below.

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Brexit: Theresa Villiers misleading on return of Border controls (Irish Times, 18 April 2016)

Aoife O’Donoghue and Sylvia de Mars have written an opinion piece refuting Westminster claims that there will be no changes to the operation of the Irish border and the rights of Irish and British nationals to reside in each other’s countries in the aftermath of a possible Brexit, published in the Irish Times on 18 April 2016.  The full text of the op ed follows below the cut.

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