Leaving the Union: Brexit and complex constitutionalism in Northern Ireland

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Abstract

Colin Harvey Professor of Human Rights Law, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. Professor Harvey is leading a research project team (BrexitLawNI) working on an ESRC-funded project exploring the Constitutional, Conflict Transformation, Human Rights and Equality Consequences of Brexit for Northern Ireland. For further information see: www. brexitlawni. org (last accessed 2 May 2018) . Brexit continues to dominate discussions across these islands and beyond. The decision of the United Kingdom (UK) to leave the European Union (EU) has generated a remarkable amount of comment and controversy. The narrow nature of the vote was further complicated by a clear disparity within the UK. Unlike the position in England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland did not vote to leave. Although there was no internalised ‘lock’ on Brexit, in the sense that it was a UK-wide vote, it raises significant questions about the current nature of the UK and, in particular...

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBliainiris Éireannach an dlí idirnáisiúnta / The Irish yearbook of international law
EditorsFiona de Londras, Siobhán Mullally
PublisherHart Publishing
Pages5-22
Volume11-12
ISBN (Electronic)9781509925674, 9781509925667
ISBN (Print)9781509925643
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameIrish Yearbook of International Law
Volume11-12 (2016-2017)
ISSN (Print)1757-8108

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