Agriculture minister Edwin Poots' direction to stop Irish Sea border checks are to be suspended, the High Court has ordered. Mr Justice Colton confirmed that inspections on goods that enter Northern Ireland from Great Britain will continue until legal challenges have concluded.
A decision by Northern Ireland's agriculture minister to order a halt to checks on goods moving between Great Britain and Northern Ireland has been branded "a breach of international law" by Ireland's European commissioner. Mairead McGuinness, the European commissioner for financial stability, finan
The House of Commons' European scrutiny committee has begun an inquiry into the future of EU law that was copied into the UK statute book to avoid a legal cliff-edge when the country left the block. The move comes after the UK government confirmed it will bring forward a ‘Brexit Freedoms&rsquo
A new book exploring the law and practice of the Northern Ireland protocol has been published online. Edited by Professor Christopher McCrudden of Queen's University Belfast (QUB), the book was produced in "close partnership" with the Office of the Lord Chief Justice.
Brexit has prompted a record number of trademark applications in the UK, according to new data. There were 195,000 trademarks registered in the UK in the past year, an increase of 54 per cent on the previous year's figure of 127,000.
Northern Ireland's equality and human rights watchdogs have called on the UK government and European Union to find an urgent solution to alleviate ongoing post-Brexit shortages of kosher food. The Jewish community in Northern Ireland is facing major issues in sourcing kosher food due to the practica
A body established to protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK is taking Priti Patel's Home Office to court. The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) has issued judicial review proceedings against the Home Office, as it considers their position that cit
The boards of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland have held their first joint meeting. The board members met in Dundalk to to review and plan the work of the three commissions on overseeing and
The UK government must address ethical, legal, logistical and political challenges arising from new border checks due to launch next year that will affect UK residents travelling to the EU, according to the House of Lords justice and home affairs committee. In a letter to the Home Secretary, the com
Any move by the UK to invoke Article 16 to suspend parts of the Brexit deal would risk equality and human rights protections for people in Northern Ireland, Amnesty International has said. The human rights group has written to UK and EU negotiators Lord Frost and Maroš Šefčovič to wa
A new book by Professor Federico Fabbrini, director of the DCU Brexit Institute and full professor of EU law at the DCU School of Law and Government, provides the first comprehensive academic analysis of the new terms of EU-UK relations post-Brexit. Launched today, The Law & Politics of Brexit V
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is set to rule in November on whether extraditions between EU member states and the UK must go ahead following Brexit. A case referred to the court by the Irish Supreme Court seeks to clarify whether the surrender provisions of the Withdrawal Agreeme
Niall Moran examines the stalemate between the United Kingdom and the European Union on the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol. On July 21, the UK government published its command paper seeking fundamental change to the rules governing trade in goods and the “overarching instituti
Certain Irish Sea border checks to be introduced under the Northern Ireland Protocol have been postponed further by unilateral decision of the UK government.
Les Allamby, the outgoing chief commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC), reflects on the human rights landscape in Northern Ireland ahead of the end of his term early next week. Human rights remains a contested space, both publicly and politically. Nonetheless, as I refl