(ii) To make the most appropriate efforts to reach agreement on the adoption of common policies in areas where there are reciprocal cross-border and intersessive benefits and which fall within the jurisdiction of the two administrations, the North and the South, to work resolutely to overcome any differences of opinion; The previous text contains only four articles; It is this short text that is the legal agreement, but it contains the latter agreement in its timetables. [7] Technically, this proposed agreement can be distinguished as a multi-party agreement, unlike the Belfast Agreement itself. [7] iv) to make consensus decisions on policies and measures to be implemented at the inter-island and cross-border levels by the agencies to be defined in paragraphs 8 and 9. The agreement consists of two related documents, both agreed on Good Friday, 10 April 1998 in Belfast: the political parties in Northern Ireland that approved the agreement were also invited to consider the creation of an independent advisory forum, composed of members of civil society with expertise on social, cultural, economic and other issues, and appointed by both administrations. In 2002, a framework structure was agreed for the North-South Advisory Forum, and in 2006 the Northern Ireland Executive agreed to support its implementation. (e) the Assembly`s option to introduce Northern Ireland-wide provisions in legislation in the British Parliament, particularly on de-decurable issues where parity is normally maintained (. B for example, social security, corporate law). This file may not be suitable for auxiliary technology users. Ask for an accessible format. If you use auxiliary technology (for example. B a screen language output) and if you need a version of this document in a more accessible format, send an email to Comms@nio.gov.uk.

Please tell us what format you need. This will help us if you say what support technology you are using. 2. Participants also recalled that, as part of this comprehensive political agreement, the two governments committed to proposing or supporting amendments to the Irish Constitution or british legislation on the constitutional status of Northern Ireland. 12. Any change in these provisions, in agreement with the Council and with the express approval of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the oireachtas, subject to the scope of the powers and responsibility of both administrations. The agreement called for the creation of an independent commission to review police rules in Northern Ireland, “including ways to promote broad community support” for these agreements. The UK government has also pledged to carry out a “large-scale review” of the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland. 1. We, the participants in the multi-party negotiations, believe that the agreement we negotiated represents a historic opportunity for a fresh start. 34.

A citizens` advisory forum is set up. It will be made up of representatives from the business community, trade unions and the voluntary sectors, as well as other sectors agreed by the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister. It will act as an advisory mechanism on social, economic and cultural issues. The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister will provide administrative support to the Citizens` Forum by appointment and set guidelines for the selection of representatives of the Citizens` Forum.