Centre for Cross Border Studies calls for US to honour history as guarantor of Good Friday Agreement
Posted On: 22 Mar 2022
The Centre for Cross Border Studies has joined with thirteen other civic society and human rights organisations to call on the US Government to honour its history as a past guarantor of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement.
The call came in a briefing to the Biden Administration ahead of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations and centred on the UK Government’s plans to replace the 1998 Human Rights Act with a ‘modern bill of rights’. The briefing expressed the concerns of the Centre that reforms would undermine the Agreement and bring about “fundamental change in the balance between human rights protections and executive power in Northern Ireland”. The organisations called on the US Government to make protection of the Act and human rights in Northern Ireland a condition of any future trade agreement with the UK.
Read Freya McClements piece in The Irish Times.Read more