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UK NewsBelfast court dismisses Northern Irish challenge against no-deal Brexit

18:00  12 september  2019
18:00  12 september  2019 Source:   france24.com

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The high court in Belfast has dismissed claims that a no - deal Brexit and the imposition of a hard border would damage the Northern Ireland peace process. Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey said the applications were a matter of politics and that was not an area in which courts should intervene.

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Belfast court dismisses Northern Irish challenge against no-deal Brexit © Clodagh Kilcoyne, REUTERS | A protest against Brexit at the border crossing between the Republic of ... Belfast's High Court dismissed on Thursday a case arguing that a British exit from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement would contravene Northern Ireland's 1998 peace accord.

The case is one of a series across the United Kingdom challenging Prime Minister's Boris Johnson's Brexit strategy. Johnson has said Britain must leave the EU on Oct. 31, whether or not it secures a deal on an orderly exit.

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Claims that a ' no - deal ' Brexit would risk peace in Northern Ireland are political, not judicial, the court ruled. 12 Sep 2019 12:46 GMT. Raymond McCord, whose son was murdered by loyalist paramilitaries in 1997, was one of the legal applicants who brought the case in Belfast .

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The three joint legal challenges submitted to the Belfast High Court claimed that a no - deal Brexit would scupper the UK- Irish border peace agreements.

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Rights campaigner Raymond McCord, one of three people backing the case, said he would fight the decision in an appeal that could be heard in Belfast as early as Friday and hoped to join the other challenges in the UK's highest court next week.

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Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe High Court in Belfast dismissed a case which claimed that a no - deal Brexit scenario would cause damage to the

"The Court of Appeal today, dismissed an appeal brought by three appellants in a challenge to decisions of the UK Government to conduct Brexit negotiations which they suggest would not protect the operation of the Belfast Agreement and/or are incompatible with the Northern Ireland Act 1998

Lawyers for McCord had argued that a no-deal Brexit would breach the 1998 Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to the British-run province, but Judge Bernard McCloskey said the case "trespassed upon the prohibited domain of the non-justiciable".

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"The Court of Appeal today, dismissed an appeal brought by three appellants in a challenge to decisions of the UK Government to conduct Brexit negotiations which they suggest would not protect the operation of the Belfast Agreement and/or are incompatible with the Northern Ireland Act 1998

A landmark legal challenge against Brexit has been rejected at the High Court in Belfast . Two separate proceedings, one by a cross-party group of MLAs But sterling hit an eight-day low against the euro late on Friday morning, with analysts speculating that the ruling had weighed on the currency.

"I consider the characterisation of the subject matter of these proceedings as inherently and unmistakably political to be beyond plausible dispute," McCloskey said in a 68-page written judgement.

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High drama at UK Supreme Court in Brexit challenge case

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UK legislation in 2017 and 2018 "assumes but does not require a Withdrawal Agreement," said the lawyer, Tony McGleenan.

The Northern Ireland case had also sought a legal challenge to the suspension of parliament but the court decided to hear the wider case against "no deal".

‘Groundbreaking legal cases’

Parliament was prorogued, or suspended, on Monday until Oct. 14, a move opponents argued was designed to allow the prime minister to push through a no-deal exit from the European Union on Oct. 31 with little scrutiny.

A separate legal challenge to the suspension, brought by British campaigner Gina Miller, will also be heard by the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

McCord said Northern Ireland should also be present at the Supreme Court.

"These are groundbreaking legal cases and the plan is for all of these cases to meet in the Supreme Court," Ciaran O'Hare, lawyer for Raymond McCord, told reporters.

McCord's son was murdered by pro-British militants in 1997, just before the peace deal, which largely ended three decades of violence between Irish nationalists seeking a united Ireland and pro-British unionists. Some 3,600 people died in the conflict.

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High drama at UK Supreme Court in Brexit challenge case.
LONDON (AP) — The British government and its opponents faced off Tuesday at the U.K. Supreme Court in a high-stakes legal drama over Brexit that will determine whether new Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law by suspending Parliament at a crucial time ahead of Britain's impending departure from the European Union. As pro-EU and pro-Brexit protesters exchanged shouts outside the court building on London's Parliament Square, the government's opponents argued that Johnson illegally shut down Parliament just weeks before the country is due to leave the 28-nation bloc for the "improper purpose" of dodging lawmakers' scrutiny of his Brexit plans.

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