“The Troubles,” three decades of sectarian strife in Northern Ireland, left behind questions about historical truth, reconciliation, justice and accountability that have lingered since the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement.
The United Kingdom should rewrite proposed legislation covering the 30-year conflict in Northern Ireland, known as the “Troubles”, because it fails to comply with the obligation to investigate serious violations and denies truth and remedy for the victims, two UN human rights experts said on Thursday.
GENEVA (15 December 2022) – UN experts* warned that proposed legislation now before the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) fails to comply
UK rights committee has ‘serious doubts’ bill to address legacy of the Troubles conforms to human rights law
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The government has introduced legislation that aims to draw a line under the Northern Ireland Troubles by dealing with so-called legacy issues.
EU says it will respond ‘with all measures at its disposal’ if UK goes ahead with plan to abandon parts of NI protocol
A man whose brother was gunned down nearly 35 years ago has called for the Government’s legacy Bill to be withdrawn, branding it a “disgusting, shameful amnesty”.
SECRETARY of State Chris Heaton-Harris “must heed the voices” of US stakeholders who stand opposed to the British government’s controversial Legacy Bill during his stateside visit, it has been warned.
A letter sent by US Congress members expressing “grave concern” about the UK government’s Troubles legacy plans is a “significant intervention”, Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill has said.
UK government’s proposed legislation shows the difficulties of dealing with the legacy of years of violence
The Ad Hoc Committee to Protect the Good Friday Agreement has written to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to express its “urgent and unequivocal” opposition to the UK’s new legacy legislation.
Prominent Americans call on US secretary of state to put pressure on Boris Johnson
A number of US politicians have criticised the UK government at a congressional hearing on controversial proposals to deal with the legacy of the Troubles.
The UK Government has been accused of “stonewalling” the United Nations over a failure to respond to serious concerns over its legacy bill.
Victims’ campaigners have urged the EU to “stand up” to the UK in opposing controversial laws to deal with the legacy of the Northern Ireland Troubles.
PRIME Minister Rishi Sunak and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar have discussed Britain’s controversial Troubles legacy bill in a bi-lateral phone call.
The Government’s controversial legacy legislation has cleared the House of Commons despite opposition from Northern Ireland MPs.
The division list showed only Tory MPs voted in favour, with DUP, SDLP and Alliance voting against
Conditions to grant immunity for Troubles offences as part of a bid to deal with Northern Ireland’s violent past could be further strengthened, a minister has indicated in the face of condemnation.
Legislation designed to end Troubles-related prosecutions could become a “one-stop shop” for a whole range of historical re-investigations, a Belfast-based think tank has warned.
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State has said that he fears if a controversial Legacy bill does not pass, it will be a “very long time” before any government looks at the issue of legacy in Northern Ireland again, if at all.
Lord Caine holds out the prospect of further changes to the proposed law in a bid to meet the concerns of victims and survivors
The move comes ahead of the proposed legislation being considered at the committee stage.
The government has told peers it will bring forward amendments to its controversial Troubles legacy bill.
A minister from the UK’s Northern Ireland Office has revealed he has personally found controversial legislation to deal with the legacy of The Troubles “extremely challenging”.
The Northern Ireland secretary has said the government is still open to making changes to its controversial legacy bill going through Parliament.
Northern Ireland Office Minister Lord Caine has held talks with victims’ groups critical of a controversial legal move to offer an effective amnesty for Troubles crimes.
Police have submitted a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) about an individual’s suspected role in the Birmingham Pub Bombings.
Birmingham pub bombing families condemn “abhorrent” amnesty proposals
If you think Covid-19 put the blocks on the Justice4the21 campaign for truth, justice and accountability in memory of those killed in the IRA bomb attacks in the city in 1974, think again.
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THE families of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombing victims are pleading for support from the Irish government in order to try and shame the British government into launching a public inquiry into their deaths.
Julie Hambleton pays tribute to Justice4the21 supporters
The coroner wanted to keep the “perpetrator issue” out of the inquests but his decision had been quashed by High Court judges.
THERE is no gagging order on police files from the investigation into the Birmingham pub bombings of 1974, the home secretary has revealed.
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A film about a number of killings during the Troubles in the North will be shown to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in Brussels on Tuesday.
A film about a number of killings during the Troubles in Northern Ireland will be shown to MEPs in Brussels on Tuesday.
Chris Heaton-Harris was pressed on his Government’s proposal legacy legislation after watching the film with campaigner Raymond McCord.
Northern Ireland Office minister Lord Caine was among those who attended the screening of The Victims Stories at Queen’s University on Thursday.
The first official showing of the film, made by Mobile Media and The Truth and Justice Movement, will take place on Wednesday at Leinster House.
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The Northern Ireland secretary has asked for more time to consider if there should be an investigation or public inquiry into whether the Omagh bomb was preventable.