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Research warns conflict could be 'reignited'.

Byline: MAURICE FITZMAURICE

BY MAURICE FITZMAURICE THERE is a "real danger that Brexit could reignite conflict" in Northern Ireland, it is being warned today.

The prediction comes as a major report into the UK departure from the EU states the process "will have detrimental consequences for the peace process".

Following months of research, academics at Queen's and Ulster University have also found Brexit "will weaken human rights and equality protections".

The new research study is launched today at Queen's by researchers from BREXITLAWNI. Professor Colin Harvey said: "This is a profound constitutional moment for Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland. Brexit will threaten the peace process and weaken protections for human rights and equality.

"It risks disrupting North-South co-operation, increasing racist immigration enforcement and dividing British and Irish citizens.

"It could also reduce international oversight of human rights and introduce a new focus for conflict between divided communities."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
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Date:Sep 14, 2018
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