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The CAJ team

Everything that CAJ achieves is made possible by the generous support from our funders and the hard work of our staff and the members of our Executive.

Our funders

CAJ is one of four organisations in the Human Rights Partnership, together with the Public Interest Litigation Support Project (PILS), the Human Rights Consortium, and Participation and Practice of Rights (PPR). The Partnership is supported by the Human Rights Fund, which was originally established by Atlantic Philanthropies, and has also received support from charitable foundations such as Porticus and the Sigrid Rausing Trust.

CAJ needs other funding to maintain its work and is grateful to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, the Paul D Schurgot Foundation, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Legal Education Foundation, the AB Charitable Trust, Unbound Philanthropy, the trade union UNISON, Community Foundation Ireland, and many corporate and individual donors.

We have been awarded the Reebok Human Rights Award and the Council of Europe Human Rights Prize (pictured right).

Council of Europe Human Rights Prize awarded to CAJ


Daniel Holder, Director

Gemma McKeown, Solicitor

Roisin Brennan, Office and Finance Manager,

Úna Boyd, Immigration Solicitor & Coordinator

Eliza Browning, Policy Officer

Dara Keeve, Research and Campaigns Worker

Shannon Doherty, Project Research and Campaigns Worker


Anna Bryson, Chairperson

Rory O’Connell, Treasurer

Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Editor of Just News

Louise Mallinder, Vice-Chair

Cathy Bollaert

Anurag Deb

Kieran McEvoy

Dáire McGill

Ciarán Ó Maoláin

Anne Smith