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S458 Written Evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on its inquiry into the ‘Future of the land border with the Republic of Ireland’

S458-CAJ-Written-Evidence-to-NIAC-inquiry-on-the-CTA-October-2016 CAJ welcomes the opportunity to provide Written Evidence to the Committee on its October 2016 inquiry into the ‘Future of the land border with the Republic of Ireland’. Before and after the 23 June 2016 EU referendum CAJ has been involved in a body of work in relation to the rights-based implications of the...

Brexiting and Rights conference papers

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Brexiting and Rights 27 Sept

Discussion seminar on the human rights and equality implications of the EU referendum Venue: The MAC Belfast, Metropolitan Arts Centre, 10 Exchange St, Belfast BT1 2LS [***note change to larger venue, new location adjacent to UU Belfast Campus***] Tuesday 27th September 9.30-1pm Partnership between the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI), Ulster University and the Committee on...

UN anti-racism committee releases report on UK

CAJ welcomes the release of the Concluding Observations on the UK by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). This follows an oral hearing in Geneva earlier this month to which CAJ submitted written evidence. The Committee measures State Parties compliance with the treaty-based commitments that they have agreed to be bound...

CAJ now a full member of FIDH

CAJ is delighted to announce that today it was today admitted to full membership of the FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights), the global network of some 180 groups. This was an exception to the FIDH statute which provides for only one member per UN member state (Liberty, the British human rights group, was already...

S457 from CAJ to UNCERD on the 21-23 Periodic Reports of the UK

CAJ welcomes the opportunity to submit this report on the UK’s compliance with the International Convention on all forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). This submission will focus on five issues in relation to Northern Ireland, in summary: Implications of UK exit from the EU the risks of racial profiling within the (UKIreland) Common Travel Area...

Stand up for human rights!

The electorates of England and Wales have voted to take the UK out of the European Union. Alienated by years of austerity and the routine violation of their social and economic rights, the majority in those countries voted Leave in the context of a campaign that scapegoated immigrants for all their problems. Those voices leading...

S456 CAJ to the Executive Office of the NI Executive on the draft Programme for Government Framework 2016-2021

Following elections in May 2016 a new NI Executive was formed consisting of the DUP, Sinn Féin and an independent MLA. A draft Programme for Government Framework Document (PfG Framework Document) was then published for consultation by the Executive Office (formerly OFMdFM) on the 27 May 2016 until July 2016. The PfG Framework Document differs...
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