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04
Oct

Tribunal to consider whether MI5 covert agents can commit serious criminal offences

Agents for Britain’s Security Service are authorised to commit serious crimes, on British soil, without informing prosecutors, under a secretive MI5 policy, a court heard today. Reprieve, Privacy International, the Pat Finucane Centre and CAJ are challenging the legality of the scheme before the Investigatory Powers Tribunal in London. The groups’ leading counsel, Ben Jaffey...
11
Sep

CAJ criticises ECHR decision on ‘Hooded Men’ case

CAJ has criticised the decision taken by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) today to refuse a request to re-examine the ‘Hooded Men’ case in its Grand Chamber. The case concerns the ‘interrogation in depth’ of the Hooded Men during their internment in 1971. While detained without charge or trial, these 14 men were...
31
Aug

Press statement on No Stone Unturned arrests

Responding to reports that two journalists have been arrested in connection with the alleged theft of a confidential report from the Police Ombudsman, which was used in a recent documentary on the Loughinisland massacre, No Stone Unturned, Brian Gormally, Director of CAJ, said: “The arrest of journalists because of their work is always a concern,...
12
Jun

CAJ welcomes decision of the Irish Government in Hooded Men Case

The Irish Government has today confirmed that it will refer the decision in Ireland versus UK to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.  The case concerns the “interrogation in depth” of the Hooded Men during their internment in 1971. In 1978 the European Court of Human Rights held that the treatment...
01
May

PSNI agree to release Walker Report to human rights group

Freedom of Information Tribunal Hearing 1-2 May CAJ v Information Commissioner & Chief Constable PSNI The 1980 ‘Walker Report’ on RUC Special Branch informant handling Proceedings were adjourned today 1 May 2018 before a sitting of the First Tier (Information Rights) Tribunal in Belfast when an agreement was reached between the PSNI, ICO and human...
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