This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate in the House of Lords on a motion moved by Lord Dubs (Labour) on the “impact on the Good Friday Agreement of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union”.Jump to full report >>
This Briefing provides background information on the changing context for the Good Friday Agreement represented by Brexit; summarises aspects of the withdrawal negotiations particularly relating to Northern Ireland; and provides a summary of the political context in which the negotiations are currently taking place within the UK. It then provides a brief overview of recent developments relating to the three main strands of the Agreement in the context of Brexit, before concluding with a selection of suggested reading for additional information on this sensitive and complex subject.
Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0098
Author: Thomas Brown
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