CAJ has provided written evidence to the introductory inquiry of the House of Lords Sub-Committee on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. The Protocol is a key element of the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and EU.
The focus of our submission is specifically on the current situation regarding the UK commitment under Article 2 (“Rights of individuals”) of the Protocol, which provides that there will be ‘no diminution’ in certain rights under the Good Friday Agreement as a consequence of the Brexit.
We draw attention to a number of areas where breaches of the no diminution commitment have already been identified, including in relation to the civil service nationality rules and the right to vote in local elections in NI.
The full submission is available here.