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The Good Friday Agreement: Is it still fit for Purpose?

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Crescent Arts Centre

2-4 University Rd

Belfast

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Is the Good Friday Agreement still fit for purpose?

Ratified in a referendum in May 1998, the Good Friday Agreement brought an end to 30 years of sectarian conflict and set up a power-sharing assembly and executive to govern Northern Ireland by cross-community consent.

The Agreement affirmed the legitimacy of the aspiration to a United Ireland while recognising the current wish of the majority in Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom. It provided the North South Ministerial Council that was set up to develop co-operation between both parts of Ireland.; and the British-Irish Council that was set up to promote the relationship between Ireland and Britain. And it introduced community designation, mandatory coalition and the petition of concern.

Twenty years on, participants in this session will examine the constitutional arrangements bequeathed by the Agreement, reflect on its historical context and impact down the years and deliberate on the future of power-sharing.

The event will commence at 5pm, preceded by a drinks reception at 4.30pm.

This sesssion is hosted by the NI Open Government Network and is part of Democracy Day organised by the Building Change Trust. To find out more about Democracy Day and register for other events please click here.


NB. Whilst this event is provided free to you to attend, it is not free to organise and non-attendance incurs a cost for the organisers. If you have registered but are unable to attend please cancel your ticket at least 24 hours in advance of the event. Building Change Trust, as funders of the event, reserve the right to levy a charge in the event of unnotified non-attendance.

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