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How does the Belfast Agreement take legal effect?

Is it a treaty?

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Yes, it’s a treaty

It’s a treaty between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which both countries have given force to in domestic law.

It is also an agreement between eight Northern Irish political parties/groups.

  • Is there primary domestic legislation that gives it domestic effect? – Ben Oct 20 at 22:43
  • Yes - amendment to the Irish constitution and repeal of a 1920 UK law re Ireland. – Dale M Oct 20 at 23:28
  • Article 4 specifies the requirements for the text to come to effect including referenda and changes specified above. assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/… – richardb Oct 21 at 8:44

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