The agreement called for the creation of an independent commission to audit 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 comprehensive review” of the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland. It is understandable that the higher court is not in a hurry to breach one contract on behalf of another. The couple is funding a £120,000 crowdfunding to take the case to the Court of Appeal – but if there is a satisfactory solution, it appears to come from politics rather than law. The result of these referendums was a large majority in both parts of Ireland in favour of the agreement. In the Republic, 56% of voters, 94% of the vote, voted in favour of revising the Constitution. In Northern Ireland, turnout was 81% and 71% of the vote was in favour of the agreement. DeSouza promised to continue fighting for his right to remain Irish without first having to renounce his British citizenship. She said she was deeply disappointed by the decision that “ruled against the Good Friday agreement” and promised to try to get a new hearing before the Court of Appeal. Gillespie said: “Under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement, the people of Northern Ireland are in a unique position within the UK. The British and Irish governments have recognised the birthright of all northern Irish residents to identify as Irish or British, or both as they wished. He added: “The constitutional amendments made by the Good Friday Agreement with its annexed Anglo-Irish Agreement, which is in line with an international treaty between sovereign governments, replace the British Nationality Act 1981, as far as the people of Northern Ireland are concerned.
He or she may choose his or her nationality as his or her birthright. Nationality cannot therefore be imposed on them at birth. In 2017, the ni-woman Emma De Souza won a lawsuit against the Ministry of the Interior over this issue. The Home Office appealed to the Upper Tribunal arguing that there was an “error of law” in the First Tier Tribunal`s decision, with the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 not replacing the British Nationality Act of 1981. . .