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Submissions

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

Accountable Policing and Justice

Equality

Combating Impunity

Freedom of Expression

Protecting Human Rights and the Peace Settlement

International

EU Withdrawal Bill, Clause 13 – ‘new border arrangements’ Freedom of Movement in the Common Travel Area: The planned non ‘routine’ passport controls in and out of Northern Ireland and the risks of increased racial profiling, a CAJ briefing

EU-Withdrawl-Bill-HCPP-NI-Border-Controls-and-racial-profiling-CAJ-Briefing-May-2018 Summary Clause 13 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill as amended on Report at the House of Lords relates to the “Continuation of North-South co-operation and the prevention of new border arrangements” on the island of Ireland. This clause was inserted in the Lords further to a cross-party amendment. The UK Northern Ireland and...

Equality of Citizenship and the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) – the rights of Irish and British Citizens in Northern Ireland Post Brexit – A Briefing Note

GFA-equality-of-British-and-Irish-citizenship-in-NI-post-Brexit-April-2018 Updated Briefing including answers to Parliamentary Questions in Westminster and Lenister House: GFA-equality-of-British-and-Irish-citizenship-in-NI-post-Brexit-May-2018

The Good Friday Agreement at 20: Achievements and Unfinished Business – Evidence presented to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, United States Congress, 22 March 2018

The Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) is honoured to be giving evidence to this Commission on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Belfast Good Friday Agreement. This Agreement, and the subsequent agreements of different kinds designed to implement it, has given us 20 years of relative peace; following a disastrous, thirty...

Implementing the ‘Petition of Concern’ – CAJ Briefing Note

The Petition of Concern mechanism has never been implemented as the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) and Northern Ireland Act (NIA) intend or require. This is largely due to the way the Standing Orders of the Assembly have been drafted and applied. Over time, the Petition of Concern has come into increasing disrepute given, ironically, its...

Paragraph 10 complaint to ECNI in respect of the failure by DfC to comply with its Equality Scheme in relation to the ‘Two Child Rule’

The Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) is directly affected by the course of action taken by the Department for Communities (DfC) in relation to the Two Child Rule in Child Tax Credits. DfC have erred in taking a position that Section 75 does not apply at all in relation to its functions over...

S466 Submission to the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) Consultation on the Draft Equality Action Plan 2017-18

s466-CAJ-submission-to-PPS-Equality-Action-Plan-2017 CAJ welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft Equality Action Plan 2017-2018, which is being consulted upon by the PPS alongside a draft revised Equality Scheme and disability action plan between April and July 2017. The Equality Coalition, which CAJ co-convenes with UNISON, has made a collective submission to the consultation on the revised...
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