Belfast Agreement Text

1.16 When, ten days later, Foreign Minister Mo Mowlam presented the Belfast Agreement to Parliament, she decided to use the concept of a Good Friday agreement.15 And so it remained blocked (in the spring of 1999, the anniversary of the agreement was proclaimed on 2 April, Good Friday in that year 16). The UK Government continues to comply with cm 3883 and the 1998 NIA but in July 1999, when the attempt to form the Northern Ireland executive failed, the term Good Friday Agreement was defined in a draft international agreement.17 The vague wording of certain provisions, described as “constructive ambiguity”[8], helped ensure the adoption of the agreement and was used to ensure the adoption of the agreement. to postpone the debate on some of the most controversial issues. These include extra-military dismantling, police reform and the standardisation of Northern Ireland. The agreement consists of two related documents, both agreed on Good Friday in Belfast on 10 April 1998: the agreement was reached between the British and Irish governments as well as eight political parties or groups in Northern Ireland. Three were representative of unionism: the Ulster Unionist Party, which had led unionism in Ulster since the early 20th century, and two small parties linked to loyalist paramilitaries, the Progressive Unionist Party (linked to the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and the Ulster Democratic Party (the political wing of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA). Two of them have been widely described as nationalists: the Social Democratic and Labour Party and Sinn Féin, the Republican party affiliated with the Provisional Republican Army. [4] [5] Apart from these rival traditions, there were two other assemblies, the Inter-Community Alliance Party and the Northern Ireland Women`s Coalition. There was also the Labour coalition. U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell was sent by U.S. President Bill Clinton to chair the talks between parties and groups.

[6] The Good Friday Agreement (GFA) or the Belfast Agreement (irish: Comhaonté Aoine an Chéasta or Comhaonté Bhéal Feirste; Ulster-Scots: Guid Friday Greeance or Bilfawst Greeance)[1] is a couple of agreements signed on 10 April 1998 that put an end to most of the violence of the Troubles, a political conflict in Northern Ireland that had erupted since the late 1960s. This was an important development in the Northern Ireland peace process in the 1990s. Northern Ireland`s current system of de-decentralized government is based on the agreement. The agreement also created a number of institutions between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, as well as between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. 1.22 The organisation of multi-party negotiations, as described at the last plenary session on 10 April 1998 (in the prologue), has a significant influence on the structure of the Belfast Agreement. Its legal scope must be sought not only in the text, but also in the context of its production between June 1996 and April 1998. 1.54 The British Government has agreed to participate in a televised ceremony at Iveagh House in Dublin, the Irish Foreign Office. Peter Mandelson (who replaced Mo Mowlam on October 11, 1999) participated in early December 2, 1999. He exchanged notifications with David Andrews, the Irish Foreign Secretary. 47 Shortly after 10:30 a.m., the Taoiseach informed Parliament that the BIA had entered into force (including the March 1999 supplementary agreements).48 The agreement was approved by voters across the island of Ireland in two referendums on 22 May 1998.

In Northern Ireland, in the 1998 referendum on the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, voters were asked if they supported the multi-party agreement.