The multi-party agreement required the parties to „use all the influences they might have“ to obtain the dismantling of all paramilitary weapons within two years of the adoption of the agreement by referendums. The standardization process has forced the British government to reduce the number and role of its armed forces in Northern Ireland „to a level compatible with a normal peaceful society.“ These include the elimination of security measures and the abolition of special emergency powers in Northern Ireland. The Irish government has pledged to conduct a „thorough review“ of its violations of national law. 1.49 It is not known why the Irish government waited eleven months for the Good Friday Agreement to be subject to Article 29 of the Constitution (as it called it). This could have been part of the plan to legitimize the MPA and avoid admitting that there was only one legal agreement with two parties. Dublin was perhaps waiting for a political agreement on the implementing bodies (the largest treaty of 8 March 1999). It is more likely that the Irish Government committed a legal error on 21 (and 22 April 1998) regarding the agreement reached during the multi-party negotiations. This suspicion is reinforced by the argument that, at this stage, no one in Dublin was considering other contracts45, so there was no common possibility of legally approving the Belfast Agreement in accordance with the Constitution. The agreement came after many years of complex discussions, proposals and compromises. A lot of people have made a great contribution. Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern were the leaders of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland at the time. The presidency was chaired by U.S.
Special Envoy George Mitchell.  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. The main themes addressed by Sunningdale and dealt with in the Belfast Agreement are the principle of self-determination, the recognition of the two national identities, intergovernmental cooperation between the British and Ireland and legal procedures for compulsory power-sharing, such as inter-community voting and the D`Hondt system for appointing ministers to the executive.   Former IRA member and journalist Tommy McKearney says the main difference is the British government`s intention to negotiate a comprehensive agreement including the IRA and the most intransigent unionists.  With regard to the right to self-determination, two qualifications are recorded by the writer Austen Morgan.