The Haass / O’Sullivan Proposed Agreement on parades and flags: analysis from a human rights perspective

CAJ made two submissions to the Haass process. The first (S419) related to advocating a single mechanism to deal with the legacy of the conflict. The other sets of issues dealt with by the Panel of Parties, including “Flags, symbols, emblems and related matters” and dealing with parades and protests, were dealt with in a…Continue reading The Haass / O’Sullivan Proposed Agreement on parades and flags: analysis from a human rights perspective

A Northern Ireland Bill of Rights…No Choice Before Us!

Adrienne Reilly – Protection of Rights Coordinator at CAJ and human rights trainer, consultant and activist   The Commission on the UK Bill of Rights (CBR) set up in March 2011 to investigate the creation of a “UK Bill of Rights”, delivered its much anticipated report, ‘A UK Bill of Rights: The Choice Before Us”…Continue reading A Northern Ireland Bill of Rights…No Choice Before Us!

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore calls for Northern Ireland Bill of Rights

I was pleased to be at the Alliance Party conference dinner in the La Mon hotel last night to hear the guest speech from Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD. He used it to make a strong call for Northern Ireland party leaders to get round a negotiating table to deliver the long-awaited Bill of Rights. It’s…Continue reading Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore calls for Northern Ireland Bill of Rights