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13
Aug

CAJ in the news: Planned stop and search zone along border

Various media outlets approached CAJ last week to comment on new legislation that could lead to a mile-wide stop and search zone along the Irish border. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2018 is currently making its way through the UK parliament. The controversial powers contained within the bill have concerning implications for human rights...
09
Aug

Briefing on the Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2018

From a human rights perspective, there are numerous objections to the contents of the Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2018. The proposed bill also contains measures that could have worrying implications if applied to their full extent in Northern Ireland. The bill, which is in part intended to tighten current UK counter-terrorism legislation, includes...
03
Aug

Open letter to General Sir Nick Carter

CAJ has written an open letter to the UK’s new Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter, in response to his remarkable statement that former soldiers who served in Northern Ireland will not be chased by people making “vexatious claims” on his watch. He also said he “would absolutely stamp on any of...
20
Jul

CAJ in the news: Rights in Northern Ireland post-Brexit

A letter sent by CAJ to the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, put the media spotlight onto rights issues related to Brexit earlier this week. In the letter, we sought urgent clarification from the European Commission due to concerns it is moving away from previous commitments to protect rights in Northern Ireland after Brexit. Coverage...
06
Jul

Just News – June/July 2018

Inside this issue: The release of the RUC Walker Report, proposals to create an Oral History Archive, and more. Link: JN-June-July-18
23
Mar

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...
20
Mar

European Court of Human Rights Ireland V UK Judgment March 2018

Responding to today’s Ireland V UK judgment, CAJ Director Brian Gormally says; ‘This is a narrow and largely technical decision by the European Court of Human Rights. It considered that the new evidence was not sufficient to show that, had it been taken into account by the original court, it would have been decisive in...
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