Tag Archives: Northern Ireland Protocol

Reworking the Protocol, or just trying to make it work?

This week has seen the full return of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol to political agendas, after a lull during the UK’s party political conference season. Last night saw the publication of the Commission’s extensive proposals on enabling the implementation of … Continue reading

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Legal options for changing the Northern Ireland Protocol

As a parting gift before a summer break, I’ve pulled together the various legal pathways currently available to changing the Protocol. This is based on the text of the Protocol/Withdrawal Agreement itself, plus a bit of customary international law, and … Continue reading

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tl;dr – The UK’s Command Paper on the Northern Ireland Protocol

The publication on 21 July of the UK government’s Command Paper came just before the end of the Parliamentary session. Flagged for several weeks, it was presented as the culmination of a long push to secure changes to the Northern … Continue reading

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