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DOES EVERY CLOUD HAVE A SILVER LINING? : BREXIT, REPEAL OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT AND THE NORTHERN IRELAND BILL OF RIGHTS

Smith, Anne, McWilliams, Monica and Yarnell, Priyamvada (2016) DOES EVERY CLOUD HAVE A SILVER LINING? : BREXIT, REPEAL OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT AND THE NORTHERN IRELAND BILL OF RIGHTS. FORDHAM INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL, 40 (1). [Journal article]

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Abstract

Following the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom and theConservative’s plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a BritishBill of Rights, this article argues that this is an opportunity to re-openthe debate on how best to address the current political stalemate on aNorthern Ireland Bill of Rights, an unfulfilled element of theBelfast/Good Friday Agreement. We argue that at a time when thereis so much uncertainty about the protection and safeguarding ofrights with a real risk of lesser rights for fewer people in the UnitedKingdom, more than ever is the need to provide an alternative toprogress the Northern Ireland Bill of Rights. This article providesthat alternative. The article is supported in its conclusions by a seriesof semi-structured interviews with a range of key players involved inthe Northern Ireland process and point to the pressing need for analternative approach to a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:BREXIT, REPEAL OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT, THE NORTHERN IRELAND BILL OF RIGHTS
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Transitional Justice Institute
ID Code:36557
Deposited By: Dr Anne Smith
Deposited On:03 Jan 2017 09:04
Last Modified:07 Mar 2017 21:00

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