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21
Oct

Just News Autumn 2019

Inside this issue: A series of articles examine how amendments to the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill 2019 on equal marriage, abortion law, and legacy will impact our society. Dr John Topping of Queen’s University Belfast writes about the PSNI’s use of ‘everyday’ stop and search powers. The Chair of the Northern Ireland Business and...
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01
Mar

Just News Winter 2019

Inside this issue: A look at the threats faced by human rights defenders in both Northern Ireland and in Egypt. Conradh na Gaeilge writes about the major shortcomings in special educational needs (SEN) provision for Irish medium schools. We report on a recent session of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), which focused on human rights and...
04
Feb

Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on the UK’s 8th Periodic Report

Periodically, the UK is reviewed for its compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which it ratified in 1986. Through ratifying the treaty, the UK committed itself to taking action to end discrimination against women. The eighth periodic review of the UK is currently in progress. On...
25
Jan

Written Evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee Inquiry on Abortion Law in Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, abortion is regulated by outdated legislation, including Sections 58 and 59 of the Offences against the Person Act, 1861. Abortion is only lawful where necessary to preserve the life of the pregnant woman or where there is a risk of real and serious adverse effects on the woman’s physical or mental health,...
15
Dec

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...
17
Aug

Gender Principles for Dealing with the Legacy of the Past

Gender-Principle-Report-Sept-2015_Final-Version Preamble The absence of a gendered lens and the sustained exclusion of women from dealing with the past – from Eames-Bradley to Haass-O’Sullivan and now the Stormont House Agreement (SHA) – has meant that the gendered impact of the conflict and post-conflict legacy needs of women have not been adequately addressed. The SHA is...

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