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

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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...
17
Sep

Stormont House Agreement – Model Implementation Bill and Explanatory Notes

SHA-Model-Implementation-Bill-September-2015-Final SHA-Model-Implementation-Bill-Explanatory-Notes-Final Introduction These explanatory notes relate to the Model Implementation Bill for the Stormont House Agreement prepared by a drafting committee comprised of representatives of the Committee on the Administration of Justice, individual academics and visiting scholars from the Queen’s University of Belfast and the Ulster University. These notes have been prepared in order...
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