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CAJ regularly issues press releases to help keep human rights on the media agenda.

25
Oct

Groups urge House of Lords to rethink Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill

CAJ joins with eight other UK organisations to share concerns about proposed legislation. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill would restrict freedom of expression and press freedom, threaten the protection of journalistic sources, and undermine academic research in Britain. It would limit the right to access information online and it would sneak in a new, harsh border regime for...
04
Oct

Tribunal to consider whether MI5 covert agents can commit serious criminal offences

Agents for Britain’s Security Service are authorised to commit serious crimes, on British soil, without informing prosecutors, under a secretive MI5 policy, a court heard today. Reprieve, Privacy International, the Pat Finucane Centre and CAJ are challenging the legality of the scheme before the Investigatory Powers Tribunal in London. The groups’ leading counsel, Ben Jaffey...
11
Sep

CAJ criticises ECHR decision on ‘Hooded Men’ case

CAJ has criticised the decision taken by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) today to refuse a request to re-examine the ‘Hooded Men’ case in its Grand Chamber. The case concerns the ‘interrogation in depth’ of the Hooded Men during their internment in 1971. While detained without charge or trial, these 14 men were...
31
Aug

Press statement on No Stone Unturned arrests

Responding to reports that two journalists have been arrested in connection with the alleged theft of a confidential report from the Police Ombudsman, which was used in a recent documentary on the Loughinisland massacre, No Stone Unturned, Brian Gormally, Director of CAJ, said: “The arrest of journalists because of their work is always a concern,...
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...
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...
20
Mar

European Court of Human Rights Ireland V UK Judgment March 2018

Responding to today’s Ireland V UK judgment, CAJ Director Brian Gormally says; ‘This is a narrow and largely technical decision by the European Court of Human Rights. It considered that the new evidence was not sufficient to show that, had it been taken into account by the original court, it would have been decisive in...
27
Jul

CAJ calls for Equality of Citizenship after Brexit

Press Statement Date:  27th July 2017 CAJ calls for Equality of Citizenship after Brexit The Belfast Good Friday Agreement recognised it as the birthright of people born in Northern Ireland to identify as Irish or British or both and accordingly to hold British or Irish citizenship or both. This is a fundamental part of the...
27
Mar

Invitation to Seminar on Information Redaction in the Stormont House Agreement

CAJ encourages attendance at this seminar which we will be participating in Invitation From: Kieran McEvoy, PhD Professor of Law and Transitional Justice Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Justice and Security & School of Law Queen’s University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Tel: 028 9097 3873 Fax: 028 027 3376 Email: k.mcevoy@qub.ac.uk 27th...
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...
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