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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

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...
11
Jun

EU Withdrawal Bill, Clause 13 – ‘new border arrangements’ Freedom of Movement in the Common Travel Area: The planned non ‘routine’ passport controls in and out of Northern Ireland and the risks of increased racial profiling, a CAJ briefing

EU-Withdrawl-Bill-HCPP-NI-Border-Controls-and-racial-profiling-CAJ-Briefing-May-2018 Summary  Clause 13 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill as amended on Report at the House of Lords relates to the “Continuation of North-South co-operation and the prevention of new border arrangements” on the island of Ireland. This clause was inserted in the Lords further to a cross-party amendment.  The UK Northern...
01
May

PSNI agree to release Walker Report to human rights group

Freedom of Information Tribunal Hearing 1-2 May CAJ v Information Commissioner & Chief Constable PSNI The 1980 ‘Walker Report’ on RUC Special Branch informant handling Proceedings were adjourned today 1 May 2018 before a sitting of the First Tier (Information Rights) Tribunal in Belfast when an agreement was reached between the PSNI, ICO and human...
27
Apr

Incitement to Hatred in Northern Ireland – Research Report by Dr Robbie McVeigh for the Equality Coalition

The current approach to addressing incitement to hatred in Northern Ireland is not working. There is copious evidence of hatred – particularly racism, sectarianism and homophobia – and its consequences – most obviously evidenced in what is characterised as ‘hate crime’. Moreover, there is ample evidence of incitement to hatred as it is characterised in...
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