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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.

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Oct

Making Rights Count (includes a proposed Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland), 1990

No.-17-Making-Rights-Count-October-1990 This pamphlet is the result of long and detailed discussion within and without the CAJ over the past five years. During that time a large number of people have had an input into the pamphlet’s form and content, even though the final product may bare little resemblance to very early drafts.
01
May

Cause for Complaint: The system for dealing with complaints against the police in Northern Ireland, 1990

No.-16-Cause-for-Complaint-May-1990 This Report was prepared for the Committee on the Administration of Justice by Tim Moran, a law student at Harvard University who spent ten weeks in Northern Ireland during the summer of 1989. It was largely compiled from notes he took during interviews which he conducted with a wide variety of participants in the...
01
Mar

Plastic Bullets and the Law, 1990

No.-15-Plastic-Bullets-and-the-Law-March-1990 Plastic bullets, officially called baton rounds, were first introduced as a riot control weapon by the British Army in Northern Ireland in 1973. The Royal Ulster Constabulary began to use them in 1978. Since then more than 54,000 rounds have been fired and the weapon has completely replaced rubber bullets. Late in 1989, re-affirmed...
01
Nov

Lay Visitors to Police Stations in Northern Ireland, 1989

No.-14-Lay-visitors-to-police-stations-in-NI-1990 This publication is intended to complement the pamphlets to complement the pamphlets already issued on complaints against the police (No. 3 & 4), on consultation between the police and the public (No. 6), on the Stalker Affair (No. 10) and on Police Accountability (No. 11).
01
Sep

Life Sentence and SOSP Prisoners in Northern Ireland, 1989

No.-12-Life-sentence-and-SOSP-prisoners-in-NI-1989 At 1st July 1988 there were 406 life sentence prisoners and 32 prisoners held at the Secretary of State’s pleasure in Northern Ireland. This constitutes around 27% of the average daily prison population, a figure considerably higher than the average 6% which prevails in the rest of the United Kingdom. Many of these prisoners...
01
Jun

Debt – An Emergency Situation? A history of the Payments for Debt Act in Northern Ireland and its effects on public employees and people on state benefits, 1989

No.-13-Debt-an-Emergency-Situation-1989 The Payments of Debt (Emergency Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 (PDA) was enacted in October 1971 to counter a rent and rates strike which had been called in protest against thee introduction of internment in August 1971. The legislation stated that the Act was to stay in force until six months after the end...
01
Sep

Police Accountability in Northern Ireland, 1988

No.-11-Police-Accountability-in-NI-1988 As part of a search for the best possible system of administering justice in Northern Ireland the committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) has studied two aspects of policing – the method of handling complaints against the police and the machinery for consultation between the police and the public (CAJ pamphlets no. 4...
02
Apr

The Stalker Affair: More Questions than Answers, 1988

No.-10-The-Stalker-Affair-More-questions-than-answers-1988 In 1982, several police suspects were shot dead by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in circumstances which prompted allegations that the RUC was operating a ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy which ignored elementary principles of justice. The subsequent inquest and strong suggestions of a ‘cover-up’ led, in 1984, to the appointment of John Stalker. Deputy Chief constable...
01
Nov

“The Blessings of Liberty”: An American Perspective on a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, 1986

No.-9-The-Blessings-of-Liberty-1986 Martin Flaherty is a student at the law school of Columbia University in New York City. He is a graduate in history and is currently writing a doctoral thesis on Irish influences on the framing off the American Constitution. For ten weeks in the summer of 1986 Martin was working for the C.A.J. in...
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