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24 Apr 2020

Ireland-Northern Ireland Protocol to the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Conference


Date 24 Apr 2020
Time 09:00 - 17:00
Location School of Law, Queen's University Belfast


The ICEL and the School of Law in Queen’s University Belfast are delighted to announce an all-day conference to be held on 24 April 2020 on the Ireland-Northern Ireland Protocol to the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

The conference will feature an impressive range of speakers who will address the most important legal issues arising in this complex and everchanging area, including: the governance arrangements by which the agreement will be implemented in both the UK and the EU; Fundamental Rights; Citizenship and Free Movement; Goods, Customs and the Single Market; and likely future developments.

Confirmed speakers and chairs include:

• The Hon Mr Justice John Cooke, formerly of the High Court of Ireland and the Court of Justice of the European Union and Chairman of the ICEL

• Sir Declan Morgan, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland

• Dr Thomas Liefländer, Deputy Head of Unit, Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom, European Commission

• Professor Catherine Barnard, University of Cambridge

• Professor Daniel Halberstam, University of Michigan

• Professor Gordon Anthony, Queen’s University Belfast, Bar of Northern Ireland

• Ciaran Toland SC, Law Library, Dublin

• Professor Christopher McCrudden, Queen’s University Belfast; Blackstone Chambers, London

• Professor Imelda Maher, University College Dublin

• Professor Colin Harvey, Queen’s University Belfast

• Margaret Gray SC, QC, Law Library, Dublin; Bar of Northern Ireland; Brick Court, Chambers London

• Evelyn Collins, Chief Executive, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

• Dr Katy Hayward, Queen’s University Belfast

• Dr John Temple Lang, ICEL, Trinity College Dublin, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford University, and Solicitor

• Professor Catherine Donnelly BL, Trinity College Dublin; Law Library, Dublin, Blackstone Chambers, London

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