The Impact of Brexit on Human Rights in Northern Ireland (with Colin Harvey)

by | Dec 11, 2017

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Interviewee: Colin Harvey

Colin Harvey is Professor of Human Rights Law, Queen’s University Belfast.

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Interviewer: Kira Allmann

Kira Allmann is the OxHRH Communications Director and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Media Law and Policy at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. Her current research focuses on digital inequality, exploring community-driven grassroots solutions to closing the digital divide. She leads several research projects, using ethnographic methods to study the role of community-owned internet networks, local digital skills training, and public internet access points in promoting digital inclusion. Kira is also a research partner of the Whose Knowledge? campaign, which works to center the knowledge of marginalized communities on the web. She completed her DPhil in Oriental Studies (Islamic World) at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship and also holds an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies (University of Oxford) and a B.A. in Government and Linguistics (The College of William and Mary).

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On December 8 2017, news broke that the UK has reached a deal with the EU. Theresa May announced that there would be no hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, the Good Friday Agreement would be upheld, and that EU citizens’ rights would be protected in the UK. Few details about the agreement are available, and there are still many questions about how these very critical elements of the deal will be implemented. What has been clear, however, is that Northern Ireland is center stage right now in the Brexit debates, so we’re diving into the issues at stake here and how human rights might also be important in this ongoing conversation.

For more information about Professor Colin Harvey’s ESRC project on Brexit law, please visit:

Interview with: Professor Colin Harvey (Queen’s University, Belfast)
Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann (University of Oxford)
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

[Recorded: 9 October 2017 / Released: 8 December 2017]

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