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.
|Number of pages||52|
|Journal||Fordham International Law Journal|
|Early online date||31 Jan 2016|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 31 Jan 2016|
- REPEAL OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT
- THE NORTHERN IRELAND BILL OF RIGHTS