CAJ is available for media comment on a wide range of topics relating to the following areas


Policing culture, policing with the community, the Patten Report, accountability mechanisms, Taser and the use of force.

Our most recent policing publication is Human Rights and Dealing with Historic Cases – A Review of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.  Download here

Criminal Justice:

The administration of justice, community safety, prisons and prosecutions.

Our most recent criminal justice publication is Prisons and prisoners in Northern Ireland – Putting human Rights at the Heart of prison Reform. Download here


Section 75, discrimination, fair employment

Protection of Rights:

International human rights standards, the UN, the European Convention on Human Rights, the Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland

We produce a number of pocket-sized rights guides, the first looking at the Human Rights Act and the second advises on rights when stopped and searched.  You can order a free guide by calling our office on 028 90316000 or emailing

General cross-cutting issues:

Dealing with the past, the devolution of policing and criminal justice, War on Terror, Public Inquiries, and rollback of human rights following the peace settlement.

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Media Enquiries

CAJ can provide a range of spokespeople on the issues identified above.

To arrange an interview, or request a media comment, please contact: CAJ’s Director, Brian Gormally on or telephone 028 9031 6000.