Good Friday Agreement Citizenship

The vague wording of some so-called “constructive ambiguities”[8] helped ensure the adoption of the agreement and delayed debate on some of the most controversial issues. These include extra-military dismantling, police reform and the standardisation of Northern Ireland. The result of these referendums was a large majority in both parts of Ireland in favour of the agreement. In the Republic, 56% of the electorate voted, 94% of the vote voted in favour of the revision of the Constitution. The turnout was 81% in Northern Ireland, with 71% of the vote for the agreement. Regardless of northern Ireland`s constitutional status within the United Kingdom or part of a united Ireland, the right of the “people of Northern Ireland” to “accept themselves as Irish or British or both” (as well as their right to british or Irish nationality or both) has been recognized. The words “people of Northern Ireland” means “all persons who were born in Northern Ireland and who have at least one relative at the time of their birth, who is a British national, who is irish national or who has the right to stay in Northern Ireland without limitation of their stay” [11] The multi-party agreement is an agreement between the British Government , the Irish government and most of Northern Ireland`s political parties. It defines the support of the signatory parties under the Anglo-Irish agreement and provides the framework for various political institutions. It consists of three components: as part of the agreement, it was proposed to build on the existing inter-parliamentary commission in English-Irish. Prior to the agreement, the body was composed only of parliamentarians from the British and Irish assemblies. In 2001, as proposed by the agreement, it was extended to include parliamentarians of all members of the Anglo-Irish Council. The judgment also raises the possibility that citizenship was never intended or imagined by consent because it would not be feasible.

It states that “a person`s nationality cannot be legally dependent on an unre revealing mental state, which may change from time to time, depending on how he or she felt.” Issues of sovereignty, civil and cultural rights, dismantling of arms, demilitarization, justice and police were at the heart of the agreement. The agreement came after many years of complex discussions, proposals and compromises.