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About the event

The 10 April 2023 marks the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA), an agreement which is responsible in large part for bringing peace in Northern Ireland. It was agreed when both the UK and Ireland were in the EU’s single market and Customs Union. Brexit has challenged that settlement. The Northern Ireland Protocol, together with amendments proposed by the Windsor Framework, are intended to reconcile the UK’s leaving the single market and the customs union with two seemingly incompatible objectives: one ensuring there is no North-South border, ie, between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland; the other ensuring there is no West-East border, ie, between the rest of the UK and NI. 

Prof. Catherine Barnard: FBA, FLSW, FRSA, Professor of EU law and Employment Law at Cambridge University. Advisory Board member of Oxford Global Society (OXGS).

Sir Ivor Roberts: KCMG, FCIL, Former British Ambassador in Belgrade, Dublin and Rome; former President of Trinity College Oxford University. OXGS Advisory Board member.

Prof. Marianne Elliott: Blair Chair, OBE, FBA, FRHistS, Professor Emerita and former Director of The Institute of Irish Studies, Liverpool University.

Prof. Christopher McCrudden: FBA, Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law at Queen’s University Belfast and William W Cook Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan Law School. Until 2011, he was Professor of Human Rights Law at Oxford University.

Mr. Alan Doss: Former Under Secretary General of the United Nations; former President of Kofi Annan Foundation; Chairman of OXGS Advisory Board

Dr Niamh Gallagher: Associate professor in Modern British and Irish History, Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge University.

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