How To Reference The Good Friday Agreement

3. All participants therefore reaffirm their commitment to the total disarmament of all paramilitary organisations. They also reaffirm their intention to continue to cooperate constructively and in good faith with the Independent Commission and to use any possible influence to achieve the dismantling of all paramilitary weapons within two years of the approval of the referendums north and south of the agreement and in the context of the implementation of the comprehensive regime. 23. In order to be appointed, Ministers, including the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister, reaffirm the conditions for an ex officio declaration (Annex A) in which they undertake to exercise effectively and in good faith all the responsibilities related to their function. As part of the agreement, the British and Irish Governments undertook to hold referendums in Northern Ireland and the Republic on 22 May 1998. The referendum in Northern Ireland is expected to approve the deal reached in the multi-party talks. The referendum in the Republic of Ireland is expected to approve the Anglo-Irish Agreement and facilitate the amendment of the Irish Constitution in accordance with the Agreement. The multi-party agreement forced the parties to “use any influence they might have” to secure the dismantling of all paramilitary weapons within two years of referendums to approve the agreement. The standardisation process forced the British government to reduce the number and role of its armed forces in Northern Ireland “to a level compatible with a normal peaceful society”.

These include the removal of security facilities and the lifting of specific emergency powers in Northern Ireland. The Irish government has committed to a “thorough review” of its breaches of state law. Issues of sovereignty, civil and cultural rights, weapons dismantling, demilitarization, justice and police work were at the heart of the agreement. The agreement was approved by voters across the island of Ireland in two referendums on 22 May 1998. In Northern Ireland, in 1998, during the referendum on the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, voters were asked whether they supported the multi-party agreement. In the Republic of Ireland, voters were asked whether they would allow the state to sign the agreement and authorize the necessary constitutional amendments (Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of Ireland) to facilitate it. The two lawyers had to approve the agreement for it to enter into force. The conference will take the form of regular and frequent meetings between the British and Irish ministers to promote cooperation between the two governments at all levels. On issues that are not left to Northern Ireland, the Irish Government may present positions and proposals. All decisions of the Conference shall be taken by mutual agreement between the two Governments and the two Governments agree to make determined efforts to resolve disputes between them. 19.

The Executive Committee will provide a forum for the consideration and agreement on issues relating to the competences of two or more ministers, the prioritisation of executive and legislative proposals and the recommendation of a common position, if necessary (e.g. B in the context of the examination of external relations). The principle of power-sharing was incorporated into the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. The DÕHondt method of proportional representation was used to ensure that the Unionist (mainly Protestant) and Nationalist (mainly Catholic) communities participated in government in relation to the seats they had won in the new Northern Ireland Assembly. . . .

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