Troubles

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The Irish government has formally lodged its inter-state case against the UK with the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The application, challenging the UK's controversial Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Act 2023, was lodged on 17 January 2024 and registered under no. 185

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Ireland will take the UK to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) over a controversial law ending criminal and civil proceedings related to killings during the Troubles, the government has confirmed. Victims and survivors of the Troubles had urged the Irish government to take the rare step alon

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A former head of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and an English human rights lawyer are among four new appointments to the UK government's controversial legacy body. Lindsay Todd, Kathleen Russ, Rogelio Alonso and Professor Brice Dickson have been appointed as non-executive commissioner

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Northern Ireland's new strategy for victims and survivors of the Troubles has been published for consultation. The new strategy — the first update since 2009 — aims to ensure the right trauma-informed and victim-centred services are in place to empower and support victims and survivors,

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Outstanding legacy inquests in Northern Ireland which are affected by the controversial new legacy law and have not yet been allocated to a coroner will not be carried out, the presiding coroner has confirmed. In a statement on Friday, Mr Justice Michael Humphreys said there are "simply no resources

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Over 200 people have received letters from the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland advising them that their complaints will no longer be investigated as a result of the new legacy law. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Act 2023, which is facing several legal challenges, end

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The families of three young boys killed during the early years of the Troubles have announced fresh legal proceedings against the UK government following the release of a new documentary. Lost Boys: Belfast's Missing Children, produced by Ed Stobart and directed by Des Henderson, links the disappear

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A legal challenge brought by Phoenix Law on behalf of three family members of Troubles victims has been identified as a lead case amid nearly two dozen challenges to the controversial Troubles Act. In the High Court this morning, Mr Justice Adrian Colton identified the joint submission on behalf of

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has postponed a conference focussing on the UK government's new legacy law following calls and planned protests by victims' groups. In a statement this morning, the Law Society said its annual conference, which was to focus on the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy

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The UK government has been urged to repeal the immunity provisions of its controversial new legacy law by the body responsible for enforcing decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. The Council of Europe committee of ministers this week called for changes to the Northern Ireland Troubles (Le

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The UK government's deeply controversial legacy bill has received royal assent and become law. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Act will establish a new Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Recovery (ICRIR) and offer immunity to certain people who co-ope

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The Irish government should establish an inquiry into the abuse suffered by the six men who were wrongly accused in connection with the Sallins train robbery in the 1970s, four human rights organisations have said. The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), the Committee on the Administration of

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