Where next for a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland?
Two leading contributors to the Bill of Rights discussion are today calling for renewed consideration of a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland. Professor Colin Harvey (QUB) and Dr Anne Smith (TJI) are working on a Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust funded project to progress the implementation of Northern Ireland Bill of Rights. In the particular context of Northern Ireland, human rights have been central to the peace process, and the institutions and legal protections it established. To safeguard against the weakening of human rights standards post-Brexit and to reflect the current political mood of implementation rather than re-negotiation, it becomes ever more important to revisit this issue.