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30
Aug

Addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland’s past: Response to NIO public consultation

A joint QUB/UU/CAJ team has published a detailed response to the latest proposals for addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland’s past. The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) has been seeking views on a draft legacy bill for Northern Ireland. If enacted, this bill would see the establishment of four new institutions for dealing with the past...
16
Aug

BrexitLawNI Launch of Project Reports

When: 1pm to 4.45 pm, Friday 14 September 2018. Where: Canada Room, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast. BrexitLawNI is a collaborative research project between CAJ and the Schools of Law at Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University. The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and was set up to examine...
09
Aug

Briefing on the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2018

From a human rights perspective, there are numerous objections to the contents of the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2018. The proposed bill also contains measures that could have worrying implications if applied to their full extent in Northern Ireland. The bill, which is currently making its way through the UK parliament, includes provisions that...
08
Aug

Launch Event: Response to Stormont House legacy consultation – QUB/UU/CAJ Model Bill Team

When: 11am to 1pm, Thursday 30 August 2018. Where: Moot Court Room, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) is currently consulting on a draft legacy bill to take forward the establishment of the four legacy bodies negotiated and agreed by the NI political parties and the Irish and UK governments...
03
Aug

Open letter to General Sir Nick Carter

CAJ has written an open letter to the UK’s new Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter, in response to his remarkable statement that former soldiers who served in Northern Ireland will not be chased by people making “vexatious claims” on his watch. He also said he “would absolutely stamp on any of...
06
Jul

Just News – June/July 2018

Inside this issue: The release of the RUC Walker Report, proposals to create an Oral History Archive, and more. Link: JN-June-July-18
02
Jul

Blog post: BREXIT – Sleepwalking into second class EU citizenship?

Will Irish citizens in Northern Ireland still be EU citizens after Brexit? Given the confusion and misinformation that surrounds Brexit, you may not be quite sure. CAJ Deputy Director Daniel Holder has written a post for the Rights NI blog that answers this question and others related to what rights will look like in post-Brexit...
02
Jul

RUC Walker Report 1980

Following Freedom of Information proceedings, a lightly redacted copy of the 1980 Walker Report has been released to CAJ : Walker-Report-1980
12
Jun

CAJ welcomes decision of the Irish Government in Hooded Men Case

The Irish Government has today confirmed that it will refer the decision in Ireland versus UK to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.  The case concerns the “interrogation in depth” of the Hooded Men during their internment in 1971. In 1978 the European Court of Human Rights held that the treatment...
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