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Seeking to achieve the highest standards in the administration of justice in Northern Ireland by ensuring that the government complies with its responsibilities in international human rights law.

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CAJ works for a just resolution to the legacy of conflict in Northern Ireland.

We aim to support NI’s transformation into a peaceful society based on human rights,

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When necessary and appropriate, CAJ can pursue strategic legal cases in which we represent victims of human rights violations.

Just News is CAJ’s human rights newsletter, providing information and analysis of human rights developments in Northern Ireland since 1985.

We publish Just News at regular intervals throughout the year.

At the end of each calendar year, CAJ releases a new Annual Report. Our latest report for 2023 is available now!

Our Work

CAJ is an independent, non-governmental human rights organisation, based in Belfast, that promotes justice and protects rights.

How CAJ works

Democratic Governance

CAJ supports democratic, progressive governance in Northern Ireland.

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Policing and Justice

CAJ promotes a culture of accountability within policing, criminal justice, and public administration in Northern Ireland.

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Legacy of the Past

CAJ works for a just resolution to the legacy of conflict in Northern Ireland.

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Confronting Prejudice

CAJ stands against prejudice, including all forms of racism, sectarianism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, and disablism.

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Immigration

CAJ advocates for the development of a fair, humane immigration system in Northern Ireland.

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Increased Equality

CAJ works to advance equality in Northern Ireland.

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Our Publications

CAJ produces publications on a range of human rights and equality issues.

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Latest publication:

‘Racial Profiling in Law Enforcement’ Roundtable Conference Report

CAJ and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) have produced a conference report of the Racial Profiling in Law Enforcement roundtable discussion that we held in the Guildhall, Derry, on 7 June 2023. This discussion was part of the...
May 22, 2024

Latest Updates

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Report launch (London) – Bitter Legacy: State Impunity in the Northern Ireland Conflict’ Report of the International Expert Panel

Note: Registration has closed
Event Date(s): May 1, 2024
Time: 18:30
Event Type: In Person Event
Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A SLJ

Report launch (Dublin) – ‘Bitter Legacy: State Impunity in the Northern Ireland Conflict’ Report of the International Expert Panel

Note: Registration has closed
Event Date(s): April 30, 2024
Time: 11:00
Event Type: In Person Event
Venue: Buswells Hotel, Molesworth St, Dublin 2

Report Launch (Belfast) – ‘Bitter Legacy: State Impunity in the Northern Ireland Conflict’ Report of the International Expert Panel

Note: Registration has closed
Event Date(s): April 29, 2024
Time: 11:00
Event Type: In Person Event
Venue: The Atrium Room, St Comgall’s, Divis Street, Belfast, BT12 4AQ