How does the Belfast Agreement take legal effect?

Is it a treaty?


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?
    – 52d6c6af
    Oct 20 '19 at 22:43
  • Yes - amendment to the Irish constitution and repeal of a 1920 UK law re Ireland.
    – Dale M
    Oct 20 '19 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 '19 at 8:44

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