Prof Colin Harvey says there will be understandable and merited frustration that the Protocol does not go further on rights and equality (remember: disappointment does not all flow one way). However, it is also worth noting what has been accomplished.
So, Northern Ireland has secured what looks (in the context of #Brexit) like a sensible package of mitigating measures that embraces some human rights and equality commitments. Questions will remain, and there is much still to tease out. One thing is plain: any attempt to shut human rights and equality out of this conversation clearly failed says our #Brexit research leader Professor Colin Harvey Queen's University Belfast