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Brexit and the Reformation of the Legal Landscape in Northern Ireland – Lunchtime seminar

14 March 2019

Brona McNeill, a PhD researcher in the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast, opened the lunchtime seminar dedicated to the impact of Brexit on the legal landscape in Northern Ireland. Dr Peter Doran first questioned the possibility of a greener Brexit. He shared his reflexions on how the process fits in broader transformations of the environmental legal framework in Northern Ireland. Professor Colin Harvey then argued that Brexit was “one big constitutional experiment” and addressed constitutional reforms that it may trigger. He pointed out that how Brexit affects human rights and equality issues in the United Kingdom is an under-researched area of scholarly inquiry. Professor Harvey also underlined that Brexit poses real and tangible risks to the peace process and that a national debate on Irish unity may take place in the future.