Perspectives on the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement

Think tank: The Constitution Unit

Author(s): Professor Alan Renwick; Conor J. Kelly

July 26, 2023

This report from UK think tank the Constitution Unit looks at diverse views from 1998–2023.

The current impasse at Stormont and the political disruption caused by Brexit and the Protocol in recent years point to a continued need to understand the diverse viewpoints that exist on this key document from the Northern Ireland peace process. The report, Perspectives on the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement: Examining Diverse Views, 1998–2023, explores how the Agreement is seen across Northern Ireland’s different communities and among politicians, civil servants, and other experts. It is published at a time when the Assembly and Executive are suspended, with efforts ongoing to restore them.