Promoting Justice /
Protecting Rights

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

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

S434-CAJ-Submission-to-the-new-11-District-Councils-Draft-Equality-Schemes  

S427 to Northern Ireland Assembly Local Government Bill, Consideration Stage Amendments to Clause 69 (Community Planning)

S427-CAJ-submission-to-NIA-Local-Government-Bill-Consideration-Stage-Amendments-to-Clause-69-March-2014 The Northern Ireland Assembly will consider amendments to the Local Government Bill on the 18 March 2014 during its Consideration Stage. CAJ provides the following commentary on amendments tabled in the Marshalled List to clause 69 of the Bill, which deals with the new Community Planning function on local government.

S424 The Haass Proposed Agreement on dealing with the past: analysis from a human rights perspective.

S424-Haass-CAJ-response-in-relation-to-Dealing-with-the-Past-January-2014 In general, CAJ regards this section of the Proposed Agreement as a careful, sensitive and sensible contribution to the debate on dealing with the past. We also believe that, subject to a number of caveats, it could be compliant with human rights standards. The Introduction to this section stresses the practical importance of engaging...
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