Good Friday Agreement Free Movement
Northern Ireland political parties that approved the agreement were also invited to consider the creation of an independent advisory forum, which would represent civil society, with members with expertise on social, cultural, economic and other issues, and would be 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. 8 However, these cross-border institutional and economic agreements were an integral part and were based on a broader political compromise between nationalism and unionism. In exchange for such an open border with the executive`s cross-border cooperation institutions (Strand 2) shared between Belfast and Dublin, and in exchange for new power-sharing institutions in Northern Ireland (Strand 1), Dublin agreed to revise Articles 2 and 3 of its Constitution, explicitly supporting the principle of approval and abandoning its territorial right to Northern Ireland. Instead, it recognized the Isle of Ireland as a common territory and the right of the people of Northern Ireland to freely choose Irish and/or British citizens. Such constitutional reform had long been a great demand of the Northern Ireland Unionist community. At the same time, London and Dublin agreed that northern Ireland`s status could not be changed until a majority in the north and south of Ireland accepted such a change with two simultaneous referendums. The current invisibility of the soft Irish border and the absence of border controls are therefore endemically linked to the entire constitutional and institutional framework agreed in 1998. As part of the agreement, it was proposed to build on the existing Inter-Parliamentary Commission in English-Irish. Prior to the agreement, the body was composed only of parliamentarians from the British and Irish assemblies. In 2001, as proposed by the agreement, it was extended to include parliamentarians of all members of the Anglo-Irish Council. Direct domination of London ended in Northern Ireland when power was formally transferred to the new Northern Ireland Assembly, the North-South Council and the Anglo-Irish Council when the opening decisions of the Anglo-Irish Agreement came into force on 2 December 1999.
   Article 4, paragraph 2 of the Anglo-Irish Agreement (the agreement between the British and Irish governments on the implementation of the Belfast Agreement) required both governments to inquire in writing about compliance with the terms of entry into force of the Anglo-Irish Agreement; The latter is expected to come into effect as soon as both notifications are received.  The British government has agreed to participate in a televised ceremony at Iveagh House in Dublin, the Irish Foreign Office.