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Protecting Human Rights and the peace settlement
15
Mar

S461 How many of the current negotiation issues could be dealt with by the NI Bill of Rights?

CAJ Discussion Note March 2017 Next year will mark 20 years since the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (GFA) mandated an ECHR+1 Bill of Rights to reflect the ‘particular circumstances of Northern Ireland’ and 10 years since the Human Rights Commission delivered is final GFA-mandated advice as to its content. The NI Bill of Rights remains one...
24
Jan

CAJ Press Statement on Brexit Process Judicial Review

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...
01
Oct

S458 Written Evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on its inquiry into the ‘Future of the land border with the Republic of Ireland’

S458-CAJ-Written-Evidence-to-NIAC-inquiry-on-the-CTA-October-2016 CAJ welcomes the opportunity to provide Written Evidence to the Committee on its October 2016 inquiry into the ‘Future of the land border with the Republic of Ireland’. Before and after the 23 June 2016 EU referendum CAJ has been involved in a body of work in relation to the rights-based implications of the...
01
Mar

S452 Written Evidence Submitted to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Brexit and Human Rights in Northern Ireland

Executive Summary The purpose of this contribution is to discuss the effect on human rights protection, in general but in particular in Northern Ireland, if the United Kingdom (UK) votes to leave the European Union (EU). The positive case for the EU in this respect rests on two main pillars: the Charter of Fundamental Rights...
17
Dec

A Fresh Start for Equality?

A-FRESH-START-FOR-EQUALITY-FINAL-2 A-FRESH-START-FOR-EQUALITY-exec-summary A Fresh Start for Equality? The Equality Impacts of the Stormont House Agreement on the ‘Two Main Communities’ – An Action Research Intervention This research addresses the question of the equality impacts of the Stormont House Agreement (SHA) and the recent ‘A Fresh Start’ agreement. It focuses on these impacts with relation to...
17
Sep

Stormont House Agreement – Model Implementation Bill and Explanatory Notes

SHA-Model-Implementation-Bill-September-2015-Final SHA-Model-Implementation-Bill-Explanatory-Notes-Final Introduction These explanatory notes relate to the Model Implementation Bill for the Stormont House Agreement prepared by a drafting committee comprised of representatives of the Committee on the Administration of Justice, individual academics and visiting scholars from the Queen’s University of Belfast and the Ulster University. These notes have been prepared in order...
03
Aug

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)
03
Jun

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...
03
Feb

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...
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