ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dagmar SchiekDagmar Schiek holds the Synnott Family Chair at University College Cork (Ireland) and is a Honorary Professor at Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland).
POSTS BY Dagmar Schiek
29 Mai 2022Dagmar Schiek
The Never-Ending Struggle Over (Northern) IrelandClaiming the need to “protect the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement in all its dimensions”, the UK government threatens once again to adopt legislation unilaterally changing the Protocol Ireland/Northern Ireland. In legal terms, this would constitute a breach of the Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK. But does the Good Friday Agreement indeed exclude divergence between Northern Ireland and Great Britain or even demand protecting trade from GB to Northern Ireland? Continue reading >>
06 Juli 2021Dagmar Schiek
A New Constitutional Dawn for Unionism?In the recent High Court decision on the legislation regarding the Northern Ireland Protocol, the court delivers a number of messages which are suitable to deepen divisions in Northern Ireland, and classes international treaties as merely political compromises not suitable for adjudication. If these views were confirmed before the UK Supreme Court, the EU or anyone else would be well advised to be very careful when concluding agreements with the UK, and to pay close attention to effective enforcement mechanisms beyond UK courts. Continue reading >>
02 Oktober 2019Dagmar Schiek