NI: Relatives For Justice to host Pat Finucane Memorial Lecture

Victims support group Relatives For Justice (RFJ) will host the Pat Finucane Memorial Lecture in Belfast on Thursday.

The lecture is headlined “Victims’ right to truth, national security & dealing with the past: When does legitimate state secrecy become cover-up?”

The speakers include Geraldine Finucane, wife of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane, as well as human rights lawyers Frank La Rue and Paul Seils.

Mr La Rue is from Guatemala and a former UN special rapporteur on the freedom of expression.

Mr Seils started his career as a criminal defence lawyer in Scotland and has held a number of high-profile roles, including in the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

There will be a Q&A session chaired by journalist Yvette Shapiro.

The Pat Finucane Centre is supporting the event.

It takes place in the Europa Hotel on Thursday between 7pm-9pm.

You can RSVP by contacting 028 9062 7171 or emailing

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