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Between 1982 and the present, CAJ has released a huge library of publications on human rights issues.

30
Nov

Racism in Northern Ireland: The need for legislation to combat racial discrimination in Northern Ireland, the proceedings of a CAJ conference held on 30th November 1992

No.-20-racism-in-NI-November-1991 This publications is a report of a conference organised by the committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) sub-group on racism in Dukes Hotel, Belfast on Saturday 30th Novermber 1991. The theme of the conference was Racism and Equal Opportunities: the need for legislation in Northern Ireland. The conference was attended by 130 people...
16
Mar
30
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...
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