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

03
Sep

S446 to Mid Ulster District Council Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) of the draft Irish Language Policy

S446-CAJ-response-to-Mid-Ulster-Council-EQIA-Irish-language-policy CAJ has a long track record of involvement in commenting both on Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) processes and the human rights policy framework for the Irish language. CAJ received Mid Ulster Council’s EQIA of the Draft Irish Language Policy and welcomes the opportunity to comment on it. The EQIA appendages the policy itself, the...
17
Aug

Gender Principles for Dealing with the Legacy of the Past

Gender-Principle-Report-Sept-2015_Final-Version Preamble The absence of a gendered lens and the sustained exclusion of women from dealing with the past – from Eames-Bradley to Haass-O’Sullivan and now the Stormont House Agreement (SHA) – has meant that the gendered impact of the conflict and post-conflict legacy needs of women have not been adequately addressed. The SHA is...
03
Aug

S445 to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) on the List of Issues for the UK’s 6th Periodic Report

S445-CAJ-Submission-to-ICESCR-List-of-Issues-August-2015 This submission covers the following themes: Welfare ‘Reform’ and Northern Ireland (Art. 3, 6, 9, 11, 12) Austerity and Northern Ireland (Art. 3, 6, 9, 11, 12) Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland (Art. 1, 2) Irish language legislation (Art. 1, 2) Abortion legislation in Northern Ireland (Art. 12)
03
Jun

S444 to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the UK’s 7th Periodic Report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

S444-CAJ-Submission-to-ICCPR-June-2015 CAJ focuses this shadow report on the following matters which are included in the Committee’s List of Issues (LoI) for the UK (CCPR/C/GBR/Q/7, 20 November 2014) and previous Concluding Observations (CO) (CCPR/C/GBR/CO/6 30 July 2008): The planned repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Northern Ireland Bill of Rights (Art. 2, LoI...
03
May

S443 to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure consultation on Tograí faoi choinne Bille Gaeilge (Proposals for an Irish Language Bill)

S443-CAJs-submission-to-DCAL-consultation-on-Irish-Language-Bill-May-2015 CAJ welcomes the opportunity to respond to the February 2015 Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) consultation on the Irish language bill. CAJ responded to two previous consultations on the legislation in 2007. International obligations to legislate to protect Irish The treaty-based commitment to legislate for the Irish language is provided for in...
17
Apr

Dealing with the Past – Implementing the SHA – Conference Report and papers

Conference-Report-2015-v2-LoRes The Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) along with Amnesty International Northern Ireland, Institute of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice (QUB) and the Transitional Justice Institute (Ulster University) organised the ‘Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland: Implementing the Stormont House Agreement’ conference following the publication of the Stormont House Agreement in December...
03
Feb

S442 to the Lord Chief Justice’s Office Consultation on Note taking and the use of live text-based communications in court in Northern Ireland

S442-CAJs-Response-to-Note-taking-consultation-February-2015 CAJ welcomes the opportunity to respond to this consultation on note-taking and the use of live text-based communications in court in Northern Ireland. CAJ is a Non-Governmental Organisation practising a ‘watch-dog’ role in relation to civil liberties and human rights. This involves routinely attending at and observing proceedings which we generally do by the...
01
Feb

S441 to the Department of the Environment Consultation on Draft Statutory Guidance for the Operation of Community Planning

S441-DOE-Draft-Statutory-guidance-for-the-operation-of-community-planning-feb-2015 CAJ welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Department of the Environment consultation on the Draft Statutory Guidance for the Operation of Community Planning; in particular CAJ is pleased to see that efforts have been made to highlight the safeguards between equality and good relations in section 7.3.
19
Jan

THE APPARATUS OF IMPUNITY? Human rights violations and the Northern Ireland conflict

a narrative of official limitations on post-Agreement investigative mechanisms No.-66-The-Apparatus-of-Impunity-Human-rights-violations-and-the-Northern-Ireland-conflict-Jan-2015 To date there has been no overarching legacy commission or transitional justice mechanism to deal with the legacy of the Northern Ireland conflict. Instead a number of criminal justice system mechanisms examine unresolved conflict-related deaths. Such mechanisms were largely prompted by a series of Article...
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