Historical Institutional Abuse

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A review of the redress process for victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland has commenced. The review was launched after the Northern Ireland Assembly passed a motion in July recognising "the discontent of victims" with the process, which was launched in March 202

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No prosecutions followed the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry despite 190 complaints of criminal activity being passed to the PSNI and 77 files being passed to the Public Prosecution Service (PPS). The figures were revealed yesterday in the first of a new series of online events organise

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Belfast firm Phoenix Law has announced the appointment of Elaine Conlon to lead its redress team. The redress team is responsible for the representation of victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse and their applications to the HIA Redress Board for compensation.

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Fiona Ryan has been appointed as Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childhood Abuse (COSICA) for a five-year term beginning in December. The establishment of the new independent office fulfils one of the recommendations of the inquiry chaired by the late Sir Anthony Hart, which was publishe

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Controversial legislation which would have sealed abuse records for at least 75 years has been postponed pending a re-examination, according to reports. The Retention of Records Bill 2019 would seal all records currently contained in the archives of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (C

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Former police officer Judith Gillespie has been appointed for a one-year term as the new independent chair on an inter-departmental working group on Mother and Baby Homes, Magdalene laundries and historical clerical child abuse. Ms Gillespie is the third person named as chair of the troubled group,

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The interim advocate for victims of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland has come under renewed pressure from victims and survivors to step down after assisting in a Catholic church service. Brendan McAllister, who faced calls to quit last month following a data breach in his office, r

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The interim advocate for victims of historical institutional abuse has said he will "consider his position" if he is found to be culpable for a recent data breach. The names and email addresses of 250 victims were inadvertently circulated with an email newsletter from Brendan McAllister's office las

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The redress scheme for victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland has opened for applications. The Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Act was passed in Westminster on the last day of the previous Parliament after MPs fast-tracked the law last November.

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Academics and survivors of historical institutional abuse have called on the Government to withdraw legislation which would seal abuse records for at least 75 years. In a letter to The Irish Times, the group called for the "immediate withdrawal" of the Retention of Records Bill 2019 and for minister

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Legislation to establish a redress scheme for victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland will be debated in the House of Lords today. The second reading of the Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill will take place this afternoon.

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