Emma DeSouza is a writer, political commentator and civil rights activist. She successfully reaffirmed the identity and citizenship provisions of the Good Friday Agreement by securing legislative changes to domestic UK immigration law. She works in the area of constitutional law and is an advocate for the full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement and enforceable human rights protections in Northern Ireland. Her writing focuses on politics across these islands and the reflection of present day Northern Ireland.
She is a regular contributor to The Irish Times and has also been published in the Guardian, Byline Times, Huffpost UK, The Irish Examiner, Irish News, Journal.ie and Sunday Business Post.
Emma is working on her first book on the power of civil rights movements and how individuals can challenge the state and change the law.
How a farcical new report on Northern Ireland Protocol poses a real threat
OPINION: It’s worrying that a paper undermining the Good Friday Agreement has been welcomed by influential politicians
Published in: Home: AnalysisA new election won’t solve Northern Ireland’s power-sharing crisis
The DUP’s boycott of Stormont has caused political paralysis. Is it time to change how Northern Ireland operates?
Liz Truss’s U-turn on Brexit is bad news for Northern Ireland
An ex-Remainer with a point to prove, Truss will continue Johnson’s hardball tactics with the EU – at NI’s expense
Boris Johnson’s hypocrisy on the Northern Ireland protocol is a new low
Recent political posturing isn’t about peace – it’s about the selfish aims of the PM and the DUP
Published in: Home: FeatureWill the ‘peace babies’ change Northern Ireland’s politics forever?
Young people born since the Good Friday Agreement are ditching traditional identity labels and demanding action on...