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Anne Smith and Colin Harvey: Where Next for a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland?

On the 10 December 2018 we launched the findings of our research project funded by Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) about the next steps for a Northern Ireland Bill of … Continue reading

February 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Anne Smith and Colin Harvey: Continuing the Conversation about a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland

The long journey towards a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland continues. It is being referred to again in the current negotiations as an unimplemented element of earlier Agreements. We … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

David Scott: Miller, Sewel, and the Human Rights Act

Many celebrated Miller’s outcome, imposing a Parliamentary “brake” (however brief) on the triggering of Article 50. But the Supreme Court’s unanimous agreement on the devolution issues [129–151 for the majority; … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

Anne Smith and Monica McWilliams: Now Is the Time to Re-open the Debate about Progressing the Northern Ireland Bill of Rights

Following the results of the Brexit referendum  in the UK and the Conservative’s plans both to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights and to withdraw … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Colm O’Cinneide: Human Rights, Devolution and the Constrained Authority of the Westminster Parliament

The debate over the place of human rights in UK constitutional law continues to run and run. The Home Secretary, Theresa May MP, has recently criticised the manner in which … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · 10 Comments

Brice Dickson and Colin Harvey: Options on the way forward for human rights in Northern Ireland

Advice on a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, submitted to the Secretary of State by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in 2008, was roundly rejected by the UK … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 2 Comments