The Agreement consists of two interconnected documents, both of which were agreed in Belfast on Good Friday, 10 April 1998: (2) expresses its support for the full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement and subsequent agreements, including the Stormont House Agreement concluded in December 2014, as well as the Protocol on Northern Ireland to the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (referred to in this Resolution as `Ireland`). of the North »). Protocol »); 6. Accordingly, in a spirit of harmony, we strongly recommend this Agreement to the peoples of the North and the South. 4. The agenda of all meetings shall be drawn up by mutual prior agreement between the two Parties, but it shall be possible to propose either a matter to be examined or to be taken action. The Good Friday Agreement provided for an elected assembly of 108 members in Northern Ireland. The Assembly would be able to exercise executive and legislative powers and would be subject to safeguards to protect the rights and interests of all parts of the Community. According to the agreement, the assembly should be elected according to the system of proportional representation of the single transferable vote. In a spirit of safeguarding the interests and rights of all parties, the agreement also provided for a proportional distribution of committee members in the Assembly. (2) Each government shall hold a referendum on 22 May 1998. Subject to Parliament`s approval, a consultative referendum in Northern Ireland held under northern Ireland`s conditions (opening of negotiations, etc.) The 1996 Act will address the following question: « Do you support the agreement reached at the multi-party talks on Northern Ireland and set out in Command Document 3883? » The Irish Government will introduce and support in the Oireachtas a bill amending the Constitution as described in paragraph 2 of the section « Constitutional Matters » and in Annex B as follows: a) amendment of Articles 2 and 3 in accordance with point 8.1 of Annex B and b) amendment of Article 29 to allow the Government to ratify the new Agreement between the United Kingdom and Ireland. Once passed by the Oireachtas, the Bill will be subject to a referendum.
In addition, the UK government has committed to creating a new statutory Equality Commission to replace the Fair Employment Commission, the Equal Opportunities Commission (NI), the Racial Equality Commission (NI) and the Disability Council. The establishment of the Equality Commission was provided for in the Northern Ireland Act (1998). The Commission was finally set up on 1 October. March 19992 « The Good Friday Agreement: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, » BBC News, May 2006, accessed January 21, 2013, www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/agreement/equality/hr2.shtm. was put into operation on 1 September 1999.3 « The Good Friday Agreement: Equality Commission for Northern Ireland », BBC News, May 2006, accessed 21 January 2013, www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/agreement/equality/equality. In May/June 1999, the Commission conducted an opinion poll to understand public attitudes towards policing in Northern Ireland. The Commission also visited various locations, including several locations, including the United Kingdom, South Africa, Spain and the United States. The 9.
In September 1999, the Northern Ireland Independent Police Commission presented its report and made recommendations on issues related to human rights, accountability, community policing, police force structure, size of the police service, composition of the police service and other issues. The Commission made 175 recommendations.1 Unionist policy responses to the report and its recommendations were not positive.2 « Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland, » BBC News, accessed January 29, 2013, www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/agreement/policing/commissi. These institutional arrangements, created in these three strands, are defined in the agreement as « interwoven and interdependent ». In particular, it notes that the functioning of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the North-South Council of Ministers is « so closely linked that the success of the other depends » and that participation in the North-South Council of Ministers is « one of the essential responsibilities associated with the relevant posts in [Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland] ». The main issues that Sunningdale omits and which are addressed in the Belfast Agreement are the principle of self-determination, the recognition of both national identities, British-Irish intergovernmental cooperation and legal procedures to make power-sharing compulsory, such as inter-community voting and the D`Hondt system for the appointment of ministers to the executive.   Former IRA member and journalist Tommy McKearney says the main difference is the British government`s intention to negotiate a comprehensive deal involving the IRA and the most intransigent trade unionists.  With regard to the right to self-determination, two reservations are mentioned by the legal author Austen Morgan. Firstly, the transfer of territory from one State to another must be done through an international agreement between the British and Irish Governments. Secondly, the people of Northern Ireland can no longer achieve a united Ireland alone; they need not only the Irish Government, but also the people of their Irish neighbour to support unity.
Morgan also pointed out that, unlike the Ireland Act 1949 and the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973, which were drafted under Sunningdale, the 1998 Agreement and the resulting UK legislation expressly provided for the possibility of a united Ireland.  (3) congratulates all parties in Northern Ireland on their return to a power-sharing agreement in January 2020; As part of the agreement, the British Parliament repealed the Government of Ireland Act 1920 (which had established Northern Ireland, divided Ireland and claimed a territorial claim over all of Ireland) and the people of the Republic of Ireland amended Articles 2 and 3 of the Constitution of Ireland, which affirmed a territorial claim over Northern Ireland. The principle of power-sharing was incorporated into the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. The DÕHondt method of proportional representation was used to ensure that the unionist (mainly Protestant) and nationalist (mainly Catholic) communities participated in government in proportion to the seats they had won in the new Northern Ireland Assembly. The members of the Assembly were elected by a single transferable vote. If the main parties did not reach an agreement on power-sharing, power would return to London, a situation that neither side wanted. 8. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each institution shall publish an annual report on its activities. In addition, 4 years after the entry into force of the Agreement, the two Governments and the Parties to the Assembly will convene a Conference to review and report on its implementation. (4) Urges all parties in Northern Ireland to work together to ensure the implementation of all commitments under the Good Friday Agreement and subsequent agreements, so that all the institutions of the Good Friday Agreement can function successfully and sustainably and address current political challenges; 3. . .