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CAJ regularly responds to government public consultations. A full list of our consultations submissions is available here.

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Oct

S458 Written Evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on its inquiry into the ‘Future of the land border with the Republic of Ireland’

S458-CAJ-Written-Evidence-to-NIAC-inquiry-on-the-CTA-October-2016 CAJ welcomes the opportunity to provide Written Evidence to the Committee on its October 2016 inquiry into the ‘Future of the land border with the Republic of Ireland’. Before and after the 23 June 2016 EU referendum CAJ has been involved in a body of work in relation to the rights-based implications of the...
01
Jul

S457 from CAJ to UNCERD on the 21-23 Periodic Reports of the UK

CAJ welcomes the opportunity to submit this report on the UK’s compliance with the International Convention on all forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). This submission will focus on five issues in relation to Northern Ireland, in summary: Implications of UK exit from the EU the risks of racial profiling within the (UKIreland) Common Travel Area...
01
Jun

S456 CAJ to the Executive Office of the NI Executive on the draft Programme for Government Framework 2016-2021

Following elections in May 2016 a new NI Executive was formed consisting of the DUP, Sinn Féin and an independent MLA. A draft Programme for Government Framework Document (PfG Framework Document) was then published for consultation by the Executive Office (formerly OFMdFM) on the 27 May 2016 until July 2016. The PfG Framework Document differs...
02
Apr

S455 to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) on the UK’s 6th Periodic Report

Introduction CAJ welcomes the 6th periodic report from the UK government in conformity with its obligation to submit itself regularly to scrutiny by the ICESCR Committee. We hope that the following material will be of help to the Committee in carrying out a full examination of the extent of the UK’s compliance with the Covenant...
01
Apr

S454 to the Committee of Ministers from CAJ in relation to the supervision of the cases concerning the action of the security forces in Northern Ireland

This Rule 9 communication is for consideration at the 1259th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies in June 2016. CAJ has regularly made Rule 9 communications to the Committee of Ministers on the ‘McKerr group of cases’ that have charted the evolution of the ‘package of measures’ agreed to by the UK further to the above...
02
Mar

S453 CAJ to the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities on the 4th Report of the UK

CAJ welcomed the opportunity to meet with a delegation from the Advisory Committee in Belfast earlier in the month. This written submission focuses on the following areas: Legislative and institutional developments affecting application of the Framework Convention in the domestic legal order: Treatment of treaty-based obligations Minority rights and vetoes in the Northern Ireland settlement...
01
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...
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...
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...
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