Promoting Justice /
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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

S446 to Mid Ulster District Council Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) of the draft Irish Language Policy

S446-CAJ-response-to-Mid-Ulster-Council-EQIA-Irish-language-policy CAJ has a long track record of involvement in commenting both on Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) processes and the human rights policy framework for the Irish language. CAJ received Mid Ulster Council’s EQIA of the Draft Irish Language Policy and welcomes the opportunity to comment on it. The EQIA appendages the policy itself, the...

S445 to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) on the List of Issues for the UK’s 6th Periodic Report

S445-CAJ-Submission-to-ICESCR-List-of-Issues-August-2015 This submission covers the following themes: Welfare ‘Reform’ and Northern Ireland (Art. 3, 6, 9, 11, 12) Austerity and Northern Ireland (Art. 3, 6, 9, 11, 12) Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland (Art. 1, 2) Irish language legislation (Art. 1, 2) Abortion legislation in Northern Ireland (Art. 12)

S444 to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the UK’s 7th Periodic Report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

S444-CAJ-Submission-to-ICCPR-June-2015 CAJ focuses this shadow report on the following matters which are included in the Committee’s List of Issues (LoI) for the UK (CCPR/C/GBR/Q/7, 20 November 2014) and previous Concluding Observations (CO) (CCPR/C/GBR/CO/6 30 July 2008): The planned repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Northern Ireland Bill of Rights (Art. 2, LoI...

S443 to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure consultation on Tograí faoi choinne Bille Gaeilge (Proposals for an Irish Language Bill)

S443-CAJs-submission-to-DCAL-consultation-on-Irish-Language-Bill-May-2015 CAJ welcomes the opportunity to respond to the February 2015 Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) consultation on the Irish language bill. CAJ responded to two previous consultations on the legislation in 2007. International obligations to legislate to protect Irish The treaty-based commitment to legislate for the Irish language is provided for in...

S442 to the Lord Chief Justice’s Office Consultation on Note taking and the use of live text-based communications in court in Northern Ireland

S442-CAJs-Response-to-Note-taking-consultation-February-2015 CAJ welcomes the opportunity to respond to this consultation on note-taking and the use of live text-based communications in court in Northern Ireland. CAJ is a Non-Governmental Organisation practising a ‘watch-dog’ role in relation to civil liberties and human rights. This involves routinely attending at and observing proceedings which we generally do by the...

S441 to the Department of the Environment Consultation on Draft Statutory Guidance for the Operation of Community Planning

S441-DOE-Draft-Statutory-guidance-for-the-operation-of-community-planning-feb-2015 CAJ welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Department of the Environment consultation on the Draft Statutory Guidance for the Operation of Community Planning; in particular CAJ is pleased to see that efforts have been made to highlight the safeguards between equality and good relations in section 7.3.

S440 to the Northern Ireland Office Consultation on Monitoring the use of emergency stop and search powers

S440-CAJs-submission-to-the-NIO-consultation-on-monitoring-the-use-of-emergency-stop-and-search-powers-Dec-2014 The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) issued the document “Consultation on paragraph 8.78 of the exercise of powers in the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 Code of Practice” for consultation between November-December 2014. The NIO is only consulting on one paragraph of its Code of Practice, namely paragraph 8.78 which currently reads: A...

S439 to the Department of Justice in response to their consultation on the Criminal Law on Abortion: Lethal Foetal Abnormality and Sexual Crime

S439-Submission-to-DoJ-consultation-on-the-criminal-law-on-abortion In July 2013 CAJ responded to the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) consultation ‘Guidance on the Termination of Pregnancy: The Law and Clinical Practice in Northern Ireland.’ In this response we reiterated it is now well established that there is a requirement of legal certainty in relation to abortion law...

S434 to the 11 new District Councils in relation to draft Equality Schemes

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