The ICEL and the School of Law in Queen’s University Belfast are delighted to announce that the Ireland-Northern Ireland Protocol to the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Conference, which was postponed in April due to the Covid 19 pandemic, has been reconstituted. The conference will now take place in an online format over six days between 25 November 2020 and 2 December 2020 and will be chaired by Professor Christopher McCrudden of Queen’s University Belfast.

Tickets for the entire seminar series are available to non-members at a rate of €70 here and to members at a rate €50 here. Tickets are also available for each individual seminar, at a cost of €25 to non-members and €15 to members, at the links below. Pupil barristers and trainee solicitors may also avail of a discounted rate of €50 for attending the seminar series here.

The first seminar of the series will address “EU Governance of the Protocol” and will take place on 25 November 2020 from 1 pm until 2pm. Speakers at this seminar will include:

  • Dr Thomas Liefländer, European Commission
  • Professor Daniel Halberstam, University of Michigan Law School
  • Professor Catherine Barnard, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

Non-members click here and members click here to purchase a ticket for seminar 1.

The second seminar in the series will address “UK/Northern Ireland Governance of the Protocol” and will take place on 26 November 2020 from 1pm until 2pm. Speakers at this seminar will include:

  • Professor Stephen Weatherhill, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford
  • Professor Gordon Anthony, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Margaret Gray SC, QC, Law Library and Brick Court Chambers

Non-members click here and members click here to purchase a ticket for seminar 2.

The third seminar in the series will address “Fundamental Rights in the Protocol” and will take place on 27 November 2020 from 1 pm until 2pm. Speakers at this seminar will include:

  • Dr Stephen Brittain, ICEL and Law Library
  • Professor Christopher McCrudden, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr Evelyn Collins CBE, Chief Executive, Equality Commission of Northern Ireland
  • Les Allamby, Chief Commissioner, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
  • Dr John Temple Lang, ICEL and Trinity College Dublin

Non-members click here and members click here to purchase a ticket for seminar 3.

The fourth seminar in the series will address “Citizenship and Free Movement in the Protocol” and will take place on 30 November 2020 from midday until 1pm. Speakers at this seminar will include:

  • Professor Imelda Maher, Dean of Law, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin
  • Professor Colin Harvey, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Professor Colin Murray, School of Law, Newcastle Law School
  • Professor Tobias Lock, Department of Law, Maynooth University

Non-members click here and members click here to purchase a ticket for seminar 4.

The fifth seminar in the series will address “Goods, Customs, and the Single Market in the Protocol” and will take place on 1 December 2020 from 1pm until 2pm. Speakers at this seminar will include:

  • Ciarán Toland SC, Law Library
  • Dr Anna Jerzewska, Trade and Borders
  • Dr Mary Dobbs, Department of Law, Maynooth University
  • George Peretz QC, Monckton Chambers

Non-members click here and members click here to puchase a ticket for seminar 5.

The sixth seminar in the series will consist of a round table discussion on“The Next Year…and Beyond” and will take place on 2 December 2020 from 1 pm until 2 pm. Speakers at the seminar will include:

  • Dr Katy Hayward, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Professor Federico Fabbrini, Dublin City University
  • Professor Dagmar Schiek, University College Cork
  • Tony Connolly, RTÉ
  • Rory Montgomery, Honorary Professor of Practice, Mitchell Institute, Queen’s University Belfast

Non-members click here and members click here to purchase a ticket for seminar 6.

The programme for the seminar series is available here. There are 6 CPD points available for attending this event.