Written evidence to the follow-up inquiry of the House of Lords Sub-Committee on the NI Protocol
CAJ has provided written evidence to the House of Lords Sub-Committee on the NI Protocol. Our submission focuses on the UK Government’s plans to being forward legislation to unilaterally modify the NI Protocol, with the stated intention of protecting “the Belfast/ Good Friday Agreement [GFA] in all its dimensions”.
Our submission, however, argues that the NI Protocol protects, rather than undermines the Good Friday Agreement – it avoids a hard border on the island of Ireland and protects GFA rights (through the ‘no diminution’ clause). We also argue that the unilateral act to modify the Protocol could undermine confidence in the rule of law.
You can read our full submission here.