Post-Brexit Citizenship Status: Divided by the Rules?

15 February 2019

Full programme announced for 'Post-Brexit Citizenship Status: Divided by the Rules?'

When: 10am to 4pm, Monday 4 March 2019
Where: Moot Court Room, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast

Conference programme
9.30am - Registration

10am - Welcome and Overview 
Welcome: Professor Colin Harvey (BrexitLawNI Principal Investigator & Professor of Human Rights Law at QUB) and Patricia McKeown (UNISON General Secretary & Equality Coalition Co-Convener)

Overview: Daniel Holder (CAJ Deputy Director & Equality Coalition Co-Convener)

10.30 - Panel 1: Implications of Brexit for EU26, EEA and non-EU migrants in NI
Chair: Professor Colin Harvey

Panel: Bernadette McAliskey (STEP Coordinator), Una Boyd (CAJ Immigration Project Coordinator) and Nathalie Donnelly (Local Organiser for UNISON)

11.45am - Panel 2: Political representatives on post-Brexit citizenship status 
Chair: Professor Kieran McEvoy (Professor of Law and Transitional Justice, QUB) 

Panel: Steven Agnew (MLA, Green Party), Stephen Farry (MLA, Alliance), Claire Hanna (MLA, SDLP), Mike Nesbitt (MLA, UUP), Niall Ó Donnghaile (Senator, Sinn Féin), and a DUP representative (tbc)

12.45 - Lunch

1.30pm - Afternoon opening session
Overview: Brian Gormally (CAJ Director)

Keynote address: Tony Lloyd (Labour MP & Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland) and a UK government spokesperson (name tbc)

2pm - Panel 3: Implications of Brexit for British and Irish citizens in NI
Chair: Patricia McKeown

Panel: Emma de Souza (immigration and citizen rights campaigner), Jane Morrice (UK Member of the Brussels-based European Economic and Social Committee & Honorary President of European Movement NI), Niall Murphy (solicitor) and Terry Wright (community unionist)

3.15pm - Closing plenary
Chair: Dr Anna Bryson (Senior Lecturer, QUB), with members of the BrexitLawNI and Equality Coalition teams.

To book a place at the conference, email Please state any access or dietary requirements. Places are filling quickly so register soon to ensure you get a place.

The conference is a joint venture from the Equality Coalition and BrexitLawNI. The Equality Coalition is a broad alliance of civil society groups, Co-Convened by CAJ and UNISON. BrexitLawNI is a collaborative ESRC-funded research project between CAJ and the Law Schools of Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University. This event is supported by the UNISON Campaign Fund and Queen’s University Belfast.



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