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CAJ produces a wide range of reports to meetings, events, special news and other areas of work. All reports are available on our website.

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...
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...
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...
22
Nov

CAJ Annual Report 2014

CAJ correctly describes itself as a human rights NGO. We are members of the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH), we orientate our work by reference to international human rights law and we locate ourselves in the mainstream of human rights activism worldwide. However, we cannot deal in detail with all aspects of human rights,...
19
Jul

Covert Policing and Ensuring Accountability: Ten Years on from the Cory Collusion Inquiry Reports, where now?

No.-68-Covert-Policing-and-Ensuring-Accountability-Ten-Years-on-from-the-Cory-Collusion-Inquiry-Reports-Where-Now Synopsis The conference took place on the 1 July 2014 in the Ulster University Belfast Campus and was organised by CAJ in partnership with the Ulster University Transitional Justice Institute (TJI). The conference explored the themes of covert policing, particularly the running of agents/informants and use of intelligence, and address contemporary and historic questions...
19
Nov

Mapping the Rollback? Human Rights Provisions of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement 15 years on

Report of a conference held in the Great Hall, Queens University Belfast, 26 April 2013 Organised by the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) in collaboration with the Transitional Justice Institute of the University of Ulster and the Human Rights Centre at Queen’s University Belfast. No.-65-Mapping-the-Rollback-HR-Provisions-15-years-on-Conference-Report-Nov-2013 CAJ in collaboration with the Transitional Justice Institute...
19
May

Unequal Relations? Policy, the Section 75 duties and Equality Commission advice: has ‘good relations’ been allowed to undermine equality?

No.-64-Unequal-Relations-–-Policy-the-Section-75-duties-and-Equality-Commission-advice-etc-May-2013 On 23 May 2013 the Office of the First and deputy First Minister published the ‘Together: Building a United Community Strategy.’ This document confirmed a proposal, reported by the BBC back in January 2013, 1 to rename the Equality Commission the ‘Equality and Good Relations Commission’ and grant the body additional community relations powers....
19
Nov

Still part of life here?

A report on the use and misuse of stop and search/question powers in Northern Ireland No.-63-Still-Part-Of-Life-Here-November-2012
19
Nov

The Policing You Don’t See

Covert policing and the accountability gap: Five years on from the transfer of ‘national security’ primacy to MI5 No.-62-The-Policing-you-dont-see-November-2012 The participants believe it essential that policing structures and arrangements are such that the police service is professional, effective and efficient, fair and impartial, free from partisan political control; accountable, both under the law for its...
01
Jun

Human Rights and Dealing with Historic Cases – A Review of the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

No.-61-Human-Rights-and-dealing-with-Historic-Cases-–-A-review-of-the-Office-of-the-Police-Ombudsman’s-Office-for-Northern-Ireland The Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) has advocated for an independent police complaints mechanism since 1982 and continues to advocate that such a mechanism is essential to ensure public accountability of and thus confidence in policing in Northern Ireland. The current complaints mechanism – the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern...
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