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23
Mar

The Good Friday Agreement at 20: Achievements and Unfinished Business – Evidence presented to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, United States Congress, 22 March 2018

The Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) is honoured to be giving evidence to this Commission on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Belfast Good Friday Agreement. This Agreement, and the subsequent agreements of different kinds designed to implement it, has given us 20 years of relative peace; following a disastrous, thirty...
31
Jan

Equal to the Task? Investigative powers and effective enforcement of the ‘Section 75’ equality duty Jan 2018

A research report by the Equality Coalition – Co-convened by CAJ and UNISON Executive Summary – Executive-Summary-Equal-to-the-Task-Jan-2018 Full Report – Equal-to-the-Task-Jan-2018 This report was submitted as a response to the Equality Commission consultation ‘Acting on the evidence of Public Authority practices’ in Jan 2018.
22
Jan

Implementing the ‘Petition of Concern’ – CAJ Briefing Note

The Petition of Concern mechanism has never been implemented as the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) and Northern Ireland Act (NIA) intend or require. This is largely due to the way the Standing Orders of the Assembly have been drafted and applied. Over time, the Petition of Concern has come into increasing disrepute given, ironically, its...
15
Dec

Paragraph 10 complaint to ECNI in respect of the failure by DfC to comply with its Equality Scheme in relation to the ‘Two Child Rule’

The Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) is directly affected by the course of action taken by the Department for Communities (DfC) in relation to the Two Child Rule in Child Tax Credits. DfC have erred in taking a position that Section 75 does not apply at all in relation to its functions over...
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