Delivering the Promise of the Good Friday Agreement:

Delivering the Promise of the Good Friday Agreement:
John Finucane, MP Discusses the Talks to Establish a New Power-Sharing Government, the Implications and Challenges of Brexit and Managing the Process of Change

Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Program Fee:
Free to Members and Members of the Co-Sponsoring Organizations| $15 Non-Members
Members of the Brehon Law Society and Leitner Center for International Law and Justice please call Customer Service at 212-382-6663 to register.
 
Description:
Talks to restore the power-sharing government of the Good Friday Agreement must be concluded by midnight January 13, 2020. The institutions of Good Friday Agreement have been suspended since January 2017. A deal would mean the long awaited re-establishment of a new power-sharing government and North/South Institutions. Failure to secure a deal will result in an election and further delay.  John Finucane, a Member of Parliament for the Belfast North constituency of the House of Commons, lawyer, and son of murdered human rights lawyer Pat Finucane, will discuss the current political climate, the outcome of the talks or election, the potential impacts of the recent British general election and Brexit, and his thoughts on the growing demand for Irish unity and the need to plan for a peaceful and democratic transition.

Speaker: 
John Finucane, MP, Member of Parliament for the Belfast North Constituency of the House of Commons 
 
Sponsoring Association Committees:
International Human Rights Committee | Lauren Melkus, Chair
Council on International Affairs | Michael D. Cooper, Chair
 
Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
Brehon Law Society of New York, Jennifer Frankola Crawford, President 
Leitner Center for International Law and Justice

Related Resource:
If you are interested in this program, you might also be interested in these City Bar resources:

April 10, 2018 Letter to UK Leaders Regarding 20th Anniversary of the Belfast Agreement
January 21, 2016 In Northern Ireland, the Past is Still Present
July 2009 A Brief History of the New York City Bar's Work in Northern Ireland




Where
New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036 UNITED STATES

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