CAJ

CAJ

1st Floor Community House
6A Albert Street
Belfast
BT12 4HQ
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Sectors

Lobbying/policy
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 is Northern Ireland’s leading independent human rights organisation. Established in 1981, CAJ lobbies and campaigns on human rights issues both in Northern Ireland and internationally.

The basis of our work is to ensure that the government complies with its international human rights obligations, ensuring the highest standards in the administration of justice in Northern Ireland. Much of the work we do includes conducting research, holding conferences, monitoring, campaigning locally and internationally, publishing reports, individual casework and providing legal advice.

CAJ takes no position on the constitutional status of Northern Ireland and is firmly opposed to the use of political violence. Its membership is drawn from across all communities in Northern Ireland and beyond.

CAJ’s staff currently consists of the Director, Deputy Director, Solicitor, Immigration Project Coordinator, New Decade Human Rights Project Coordinator, Communications and Equality Coalition Coordinator, and Office and Finance Manager.

CAJ’s work is overseen by an Executive Committee, which is comprised of members from a range of backgrounds and professions.

CAJ receives funding from a range of private sources, including

CAJ is affiliated to the International Federation of Human Rights and has received many international human rights prizes including the Reebok Human Rights Award and the 1998 Council of Europe Human Rights Prize.

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission Statement

CAJ is an independent non governmental organisation working, since 1981, to ensure the protection and promotion of human rights of all those in Northern Ireland by reference to internationally agreed human rights standards. 

CAJ Vision

Our vision is to contribute to the creation of a society which is just and peaceful, where the human rights of all are protected.

CAJ values

The key values by which CAJ operates and which underpin all its relationships are -

·        Respect for human rights

·        Justice

·        Equality

·        Independence

·        Impartiality

·        Integrity

·        Transparency

·        Excellence

CAJ's Content

Job | Full Time

Director (Chief Executive Officer)

CAJ

NJC points 46-48, currently £52,662 to £54,792 per annum.
Belfast
Event
Seminar

CAJ

A seminar on the misogyny aggravator model developed by the Working Group on Misogyny and Criminal Justice in Scotland.
Dates:
05 December 2022
Belfast
Event
Seminar

CAJ

An in-person seminar exploring how human rights have progressed in Northern Ireland since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.
Dates:
06 December 2022
Belfast
Event
Conference

CAJ

Join us for this one day hybrid conference as we launch our collaborative report on immigration policy in NI
Dates:
29 June 2022
Belfast
Event
Seminar

CAJ

A reflective event marking the 40th anniversary of human rights NGO, CAJ. Featuring South African activist Albie Sachs as guest speaker.
Dates:
10 December 2021
Belfast
Event
Online / Virtual Seminar

CAJ

A joint seminar from ICCL and CAJ to reflect on policing reform on the island of Ireland, featuring a range of expert speakers.
Dates:
05 November 2021
Belfast
Event
Launch

CAJ

Mike Nesbitt MLA and Colin McGrath MLA invite you to the launch of Sectarianism: The Key Facts, a framework report on tackling institutional sectarianism in Northern Ireland.
Dates:
17 February 2020
Belfast
Event
Conference Launch

CAJ

Launch of the ‘Post-Brexit Citizenship Status: Divided by the Rules?’ conference report and discussion of the ‘Manifesto for a Rights Based Return to Power Sharing’, featuring a keynote address from Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Tony Lloyd MP.
Dates:
27 June 2019
Belfast
Event
Conference

CAJ

This one-day conference from BrexitLawNI and the Equality Coalition will examine the risks of hardened entitlement boundaries between different groups of citizens in post-Brexit Northern Ireland.
Dates:
04 March 2019
Belfast
Event
Seminar

CAJ

As part of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival 2018, the Equality Coalition invite to you to a panel discussion on the increasingly hostile environment faced by human rights defenders.
Dates:
11 December 2018
Belfast

More Information

Type of Organisation

VCSE

Team

  • Robyn Scott