CAJ is an independent human rights organisation with cross community membership in Northern Ireland and beyond. It was established in 1981 and lobbies and campaigns on a broad range of human rights issues. CAJ seeks to secure the highest standards in the administration of justice in Northern Ireland by ensuring that the Government complies with its obligations in international human rights law.

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Guide to How Public Order Policing Works in Northern Ireland

The Committee on the Administration of Justice published a guide to how public order policing should work in Northern Ireland. In common with all aspects of policing, the PSNI adopts a human rights approach in relation to planning, operations and …

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A Fresh Start for Equality? The Equality Impacts of the Stormont House Agreement on the Two Main Communities

An Action Research Intervention by Dr Robbie McVeigh and Professor Christine Bell

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Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland : Implementing the Stormont House Agreement - Conference Report and Model Bill

A major conference organised by Amnesty International Northern Ireland, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ), Institute of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice (QUB) and the Transitional Justice Institute (Ulster University) …

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Austerity and Inequality: A threat to peace? Conference Report

As those directly affected are well aware austerity has been biting in Northern Ireland for years. The cuts and spending plans of the new UK government and the ‘finance and welfare’ changes envisaged in their earlier brokered Stormont House …

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'Human Rights in Northern Ireland: The CAJ Handbook'

  'Human Rights in Northern Ireland: The CAJ Handbook' Editors: Brice Dickson and Brian Gormally This book is a comprehensive round-up of the law relating to the range of human rights in Northern Ireland, written by experts in their …

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Do you support human rights in Northern Ireland?

Why not become a member of CAJ? CAJ is a membership organisation and we rely greatly on the support our members offer. If you are interested in human rights issues in Northern Ireland, why not consider becoming a member of CAJ? As a member, …

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Mapping the Rollback?

To mark International Human Rights Day (10 th December) CAJ, in collaboration with the Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster and the Human Rights Centre Queens University Belfast launched a conference report: ‘Mapping the …

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Unequal Relations?

Unequal Relations?

Policy, the Section 75 duties and Equality Commission advice: has ‘good relations’ been allowed to undermine equality? On Tuesday 11 June 2013 CAJ launched new research which finds that a combination of factors, including decisions and …

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