Skeleton Argument in relation to our Supreme Court Brexit Challenge

Skeleton Argument in relation to our Supreme Court Brexit Challenge

Application to the Supreme Court by Raymond McCord for Judicial Review: Full Document Here Excerpt: Raymond McCord comes before the Supreme Court by way of a reference on a ‘devolution issue’ made pursuant to paragraph 9 of Schedule 10 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 [Northern Ireland (‘NI’) bundle – N-3] by the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland with the consent of the parties on 18 November 2016. This is the Applicant’s case in support of answering the referred question in the affirmative. Does the triggering of Article 50 Treaty of European Union (‘TEU’) by the exercise of the…
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High Court Decision on Brexit Case

High Court Decision on Brexit Case

Mr McCord’s case is that the British Government ceded some of its sovereignty to Northern Ireland through the enactment of the Good Friday Agreement and the Northern Act. Moreover, it is pleaded that the people of Northern Ireland are sovereign in relation to Constitutional change and only through the mandate of the people of Northern Ireland can Constitutional change come about. Senator George Mitchell, who managed the Good Friday Agreement negotiations, when recently asked if Brexit was a breach of the Good Friday Agreement, said that the deal; "plainly contemplates the possibility of a vote under certain circumstances that change…
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1970s Torture, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment

McIvor Farrell have now commenced a claim for compensation against the Ministry of Defence, PSNI and British Government in relation to allegations of Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment on behalf of a client who was arrested, interned and subjected to the most horrific conditions of detention in the early 1970s. The Plaintiff was held without Trial and during his time in custody was subjected to numerous beatings, sleep deprivation and thrown from an Army helicopter blindfolded as it hovered above the ground. Solicitor Conor Woods has described it as a “landmark case that will have far reaching consequences for…
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