In partnership with the Committee for the Administration of Justice
This conference will explore the idea of having a ‘Renaissance of the Peace Process’ in Northern Ireland in response to the uncertainty and turbulence caused by Brexit and related political developments.
There will be three main panels during the conference:
Implementing the peace agreements - Looking at the Bill and Charter of Rights, a rights based return to power sharing, policing, and dealing with the past.
A rights based society after Brexit - Examining immigration, citizenship, rights across the island, and the prospect of a broad based equality campaign.
Rights and constitutional change - Dealing with the Good Friday Agreement and rights in a constitutional debate, the necessary development of rights protection in the South, and prospective guarantees for Unionists in a United Ireland.
There will be Q&A at each panel but the final session will be an opportunity for open discussion on the way forward by all present.
Among confirmed speakers and panel chairs are: Doireann Ansbro, Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL); Eilis Barry, Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC); Una Boyd, Committee of the Administration of Justice (CAJ); Colin Harvey, Queen's University Belfast; Kieran McEvoy, Queen’s University Belfast; Susan McKay, Journalist & Broadcaster; Paul O’Connor, Pat Finucane Centre; Dawn Purvis, Activist; Peter Shirlow, University of Liverpool; and Anne Smith, Ulster University.
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