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Durham Law School

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Publication details for Professor Aoife O'Donoghue

O'Donoghue, Aoife & Warwick, Ben T.C. (2015). Constitutionally Questioned: UK Debates, International Law, and Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 66(1): 93-104.
  • Publication type: Journal Article
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0029-3105
  • Keywords: Constitutional change, Devolution, Federalism, Self determination, European Convention on Human Rights, Border Poll, European Union.
  • Durham Research Online (DRO) - may include full text

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Abstract

This comment examines the proposed UK constitutional changes proffered following the no-vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum from an international legal perspective. With a particular focus on the implications for Northern Ireland, this piece considers the implications of further
devolution, proposed federalism, changes to the UK's relationship with the European Convention on Human Rights, modifications of relations with the EU and the implications of change to the relationship with the Republic of Ireland. In looking at these issues through the lens of international
law this comment brings a fresh perspective to questions of constitutional change for Northern
Ireland.