In March 2019, the Equality Coalition, in partnership with BrexitLawNI, held a major conference on ‘Post-Brexit Citizenship Status: Divided by the Rules?’ in the Moot Court Room at Queen’s University Belfast. Featuring expert practioner and political panels, the conference explored how Brexit will transform the citizenship landscape in Northern Ireland and could lead to hardened entitlement boundaries between different groups of citizens here.
Themes examined at the conference included: entitlements differentials, racial profiling, compliance with the Good Friday Agreement, ‘hostile environment’ measures, the scope of the ‘Common Travel Area’, and the provisions of the EU Settlement Scheme.
A 60 page report has been produced from the proceedings of the conference.
The Equality Coalition is co-convened by UNISON and CAJ.