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Press Statement Date:  27th July 2017 CAJ calls for Equality of Citizenship after Brexit The Belfast Good Friday Agreement recognised it as the birthright of people born in Northern Ireland to identify as Irish or British or both and accordingly to hold British or Irish citizenship or both. This is a fundamental part of the...
CAJ encourages attendance at this seminar which we will be participating in Invitation From: Kieran McEvoy, PhD Professor of Law and Transitional Justice Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Justice and Security & School of Law Queen’s University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Tel: 028 9097 3873 Fax: 028 027 3376 Email: k.mcevoy@qub.ac.uk 27th...
In response to the Supreme Court Ruling on the Brexit process (Agnew and others) in which CAJ was a party – Gemma McKeown, CAJ solicitor stated: “We welcome that the Supreme Court has ruled that the post-referendum process must be taken forward through an Act of Parliament, as we had argued,  and in particular the...
The indefinite postponement of the implementation of the Stormont House Agreement dealing with the past provisions threatens the rule of law, says CAJ, Northern Ireland’s leading human rights NGO. Secretary of State James Brokenshire announced the delay on the very day that the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers called for swift action to investigate...
Maggie Beirne, former director of CAJ, has written a book about the organisation’s story and development over the years to its now 35th anniversary. “This month marks the organisation’s 35th anniversary – this study is therefore intended to reflect on CAJ’s past: what has been done and achieved, and the principles, membership structures, and techniques...
Tomorrow 3 November 2016 sees the visit of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to Belfast. The visit takes place in a context whereby the Northern Irish peace process has helped shaped and influence its colombian counterpart through the work of civil society here, notably trade unions, and NGOs who have organised wide ranging delegations and...
This is a short clip of the main findings of a report on ill-treatment in police custody prepared by CAJ for a comparative study led by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee.
CAJ welcomes the release of the Concluding Observations on the UK by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). This follows an oral hearing in Geneva earlier this month to which CAJ submitted written evidence. The Committee measures State Parties compliance with the treaty-based commitments that they have agreed to be bound...
CAJ is delighted to announce that today it was today admitted to full membership of the FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights), the global network of some 180 groups. This was an exception to the FIDH statute which provides for only one member per UN member state (Liberty, the British human rights group, was already...
The electorates of England and Wales have voted to take the UK out of the European Union. Alienated by years of austerity and the routine violation of their social and economic rights, the majority in those countries voted Leave in the context of a campaign that scapegoated immigrants for all their problems. Those voices leading...

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