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Exploring the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Act 2018 (Part 1)

Exploring the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Act 2018 (Part 1)
Published on: 28 November 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Exploring the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Act 2018 (Part 1)
  • Original news
  • What is the background to this legislation? Why is it required?
  • What is the legal and constitutional basis for this legislation? Why was it fast tracked?
  • What are the key provisions? Are there any grey areas?
  • What are the key legal and constitutional issues?
  • Does the legislation address or clarify any matters raised in Buick? Is the arrangement (or acts/decisions made under it) vulnerable to judicial review? Is the position clear for potential judicial review applicants?
  • What does this legislation mean for public accountability and decision-making in Northern Ireland?
  • Does this legislation change or clarify the role of Northern Ireland in the negotiations and preparations for Brexit?
  • What are the next steps, including key dates?

Article summary

Public Law analysis: In the first of two-part series on the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Act 2018, professor Rory O’Connell, director of the transitional justice unit at Ulster University, says that while the Northern Ireland situation clearly required some response, it is regrettable more time was not devoted in Parliament to considering this Bill. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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