CAJ works to ensure that the commitment in the Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” is given practical effect in law and practice in Northern Ireland.

We do this by:

Monitoring the operation and implementation of the statutory duty to promote equality (Section 75 Northern Ireland Act).

Reviewing the extent and application of anti-discrimination laws.

Responding to consultations on draft legislation and policies which could impact upon equality.

Monitoring the implementation of EU equality directives.

Researching areas of concern, such as ongoing inequalities, and disseminating findings and policy recommendations.

Co-convening the Equality Coalition, a forum for all community and voluntary sector organisations, to progress the equality agenda in Northern Ireland.

Lobbying at local, regional and international levels.

For more information on our equality work, please email emma@caj.org.uk.