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Committee on the Administration of Justice
15
Mar

S461 How many of the current negotiation issues could be dealt with by the NI Bill of Rights?

CAJ Discussion Note March 2017 Next year will mark 20 years since the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (GFA) mandated an ECHR+1 Bill of Rights to reflect the ‘particular circumstances of Northern Ireland’ and 10 years since the Human Rights Commission delivered is final GFA-mandated advice as to its content. The NI Bill of Rights remains one...
01
Feb

S460 to the Committee of Ministers from CAJ in relation to the supervision of the cases concerning the action of the security forces in Northern Ireland

Submission to the Committee of Ministers from CAJ in relation to the supervision of the cases concerning the action of the security forces in Northern Ireland This Rule 9 communication is for consideration at the 1280th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies in March 2017. CAJ has regularly made Rule 9 communications to the Committee of...
24
Jan

CAJ Press Statement on Brexit Process Judicial Review

In response to the Supreme Court Ruling on the Brexit process (Agnew and others) in which CAJ was a party – Gemma McKeown, CAJ solicitor stated: “We welcome that the Supreme Court has ruled that the post-referendum process must be taken forward through an Act of Parliament, as we had argued,  and in particular the...
13
Dec

NI legacy: UK must respect the rule of law

The indefinite postponement of the implementation of the Stormont House Agreement dealing with the past provisions threatens the rule of law, says CAJ, Northern Ireland’s leading human rights NGO. Secretary of State James Brokenshire announced the delay on the very day that the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers called for swift action to investigate...
12
Dec

A Beacon of Hope The Story of CAJ by Maggie Beirne, June 2016

Maggie Beirne, former director of CAJ, has written a book about the organisation’s story and development over the years to its now 35th anniversary. “This month marks the organisation’s 35th anniversary – this study is therefore intended to reflect on CAJ’s past: what has been done and achieved, and the principles, membership structures, and techniques...
22
Nov

CAJ Annual Report 2016

CAJ Annual Report 2016 The year 2016 marks the 35th anniversary of CAJ’s formation. In the dark days of 1981, a standing committee was formed to keep alight the principles of human rights in the midst of a storm of violence and repression. The dogged determination to focus on human rights standards and hold the...
02
Nov

CAJ sends open letter to Colombian civil society groups on eve of President Santos visit to Belfast.

Tomorrow 3 November 2016 sees the visit of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to Belfast. The visit takes place in a context whereby the Northern Irish peace process has helped shaped and influence its colombian counterpart through the work of civil society here, notably trade unions, and NGOs who have organised wide ranging delegations and...
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