Victims of child abuse demand action on inquiry recommendations

Victims of child abuse have called on Northern Ireland political parties and the UK government to address the failure to implement the recommendations of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry report.

After a demonstration at Stormont today, abuse survivors will hand in a 30-page document and letter calling for action, The Irish News reports.

The briefing is based on consultation with abuse survivors across Northern Ireland.

The final report of the inquiry, chaired by retired High Court judge Sir Anthony Hart, was published in January.

Patrick Corrigan, Northern Ireland programme director at Amnesty International, told The Irish News: “Victims of child abuse have been waiting their whole lives for justice.

“Now they have been hit with further uncertainty and no government, just when they need it most. For abuse survivors, justice delayed truly is justice denied. That is why they want the issue to be addressed in the political talks at Stormont.”