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CAJ produces publications on a range of human rights issues. A full list of our publications since 1982 is available here.

02
Apr

S455 to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) on the UK’s 6th Periodic Report

Introduction CAJ welcomes the 6th periodic report from the UK government in conformity with its obligation to submit itself regularly to scrutiny by the ICESCR Committee. We hope that the following material will be of help to the Committee in carrying out a full examination of the extent of the UK’s compliance with the Covenant...
01
Apr

S454 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 1259th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies in June 2016. CAJ has regularly made Rule 9 communications to the Committee of Ministers on the ‘McKerr group of cases’ that have charted the evolution of the ‘package of measures’ agreed to by the UK further to the above...
02
Mar

S453 CAJ to the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities on the 4th Report of the UK

CAJ welcomed the opportunity to meet with a delegation from the Advisory Committee in Belfast earlier in the month. This written submission focuses on the following areas: Legislative and institutional developments affecting application of the Framework Convention in the domestic legal order: Treatment of treaty-based obligations Minority rights and vetoes in the Northern Ireland settlement...
01
Mar

S452 Written Evidence Submitted to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Brexit and Human Rights in Northern Ireland

Executive Summary The purpose of this contribution is to discuss the effect on human rights protection, in general but in particular in Northern Ireland, if the United Kingdom (UK) votes to leave the European Union (EU). The positive case for the EU in this respect rests on two main pillars: the Charter of Fundamental Rights...
19
Feb

How Public Order Policing Works in Northern Ireland: Standards and Accountability

No.-67-How-Public-Order-Policing-Works-in-Northern-Ireland-Standards-and-Accountability-Feb-2016 This document attempts to give an account of the standards to which the Police Service of Northern Ireland aspires when carrying out public order policing and some of the issues that arise. These standards are to be found in domestic legislation, a series of police guidance documents and international human rights instruments, primarily the...
01
Feb

S451 to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) consultation on the draft proposed PRONI Statutory Rule The Court Files Privileged Access Rules

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) is the sponsor department for the Public Records Office for Northern Ireland (PRONI). The DCAL Minister is currently the minister responsible for decisions on release of records, this is planned to transfer to the new Department of the Communities later in 2016. 3. A consultation was launched...
01
Jan

S450 to the United Nations Committee Against Torture On the List of Issues for the UK

CAJ files this submission on the List of Issues Prior to Reporting (LoIPR) for the Committee against Torture’s 57th Session from 18 April – 13 May 2016. This is to be read in conjunction with the submission from CAJ on the UK’s 5th periodic report under the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or...
17
Dec

A Fresh Start for Equality?

A-FRESH-START-FOR-EQUALITY-FINAL-2 A-FRESH-START-FOR-EQUALITY-exec-summary A Fresh Start for Equality? The Equality Impacts of the Stormont House Agreement on the ‘Two Main Communities’ – An Action Research Intervention This research addresses the question of the equality impacts of the Stormont House Agreement (SHA) and the recent ‘A Fresh Start’ agreement. It focuses on these impacts with relation to...
03
Dec

S449 Written Evidence to the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

S449-CAJ-Written-Evidence-to-Joint-Commitee-on-Draft-Investigatory-Powers-Bill-December-2015 CAJ welcomes the opportunity to provide Written Evidence to the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill. The bill provides a new framework for the use of investigatory powers, with a focus on surveillance. Outside of the issues with the current bill CAJ wishes to draw attention to other areas of covert policing...
22
Nov

CAJ Annual Report 2015

Like most years, 2015 has been mixed in terms of the protection and promotion of human rights. At the beginning of the year, there was optimism that the implementation of the Stormont House Agreement might lead to a measure of truth and justice for victims and survivors of the conflict. It was followed by at...
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