Years Active:1967
Documents in Archive:4
Related Organisation: National Association for Irish Justice
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The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (Irish: Cumann Chearta Sibhialta Thuaisceart Éireann) was an organisation which campaigned for civil rights in Northern Ireland during the late 1960s and early 1970s, although not formed in Belfast until 29 January 1967, and initially including Unionist politicians, with Young Unionist Robin Cole taking a position on the executive committee. The nucleus of the organisation lay in a meeting in Maghera in August 1966 between the Wolfe Tone Societies and the IRA. The organisation was ostensibly created to campaign for social justice on issues such as discrimination against Roman Catholics in employment and housing, the Gerrymandering of electoral boundaries, the rights of Irish Travellers, and nuclear disarmament, , however the hope of the IRA was that there would be a campaign of civil disturbance which would unseat the unionist government in Belfast.



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