Newcastle Law School

Project - Impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland

Constitutional Conundrums: Northern Ireland, the EU, and Human Rights

Constitutional Conundrums: Northern Ireland, the EU, and Human Rights is an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account funded project undertaken by four legal scholars at Durham University and Newcastle University in the North East of England.

The rationale for the project is straight-forward: there are many very specific ‘Irish’ dimensions to current political debates surrounding potential ‘Brexit’ and the potential repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998, but these are not being addressed in sufficient detail (if at all) by the current political narratives.

The project’s aim is to shed light on these particular Irish dimensions, so as to help those affected–whether Irish or British–by these very serious looming changes to the UK’s constitutional structure to make informed decisions.