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Land border with Republic of Ireland examined with Academics

16 November 2016

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee consider the range of issues posed by the land border that the UK Government will need to take into account in the Brexit negotiations.

Witnesses

Wednesday 16 November 2016, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 9.30am

  • Professor Michael Dougan, Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Peter Shirlow, Director of the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool
  • Dr Stephanie Reynolds, Lecturer in Law, University of Liverpool 

Purpose of the session

The session will consider the range of issues posed by the land border that the UK Government will need to take into account in the Brexit negotiations. These include the potential implications for the border of the UK leaving the customs union and single market, and how best to deliver the Government’s commitment that there will be no return to the borders of the past. The session will also consider examples from other countries where the EU has an external frontier.

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