Troubles

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The former British soldier convicted of manslaughter in relation to the 1988 shooting of Aidan McAnespie will be sentenced tomorrow afternoon. Former Grenadier Guardsman David Holden denied the charge but was found guilty last November after the judge found he gave a “deliberately false accoun

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The PSNI is deliberately delaying a decision on whether to investigate the alleged torture of the so-called "Hooded Men" until the UK government's controversial Troubles bill becomes law, a lawyer representing two of the men has suggested. The UK Supreme Court ruled in December 2021 that a PSNI deci

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Proposed UK government amendments to its controversial Troubles bill do not address concerns raised by victims and human rights campaigners and some of them "would actually make the bill worse", according to a new analysis. The Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) and academic colleagues

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The UK government has been urged to rethink its controversial Northern Ireland legacy proposals by the UN's top human rights official. Volker Türk, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill as currently drafted "appears to be

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Trinity College Dublin will next week host a roundtable discussion on censorship and freedom of the press, drawing on the experience of the Northern Irish Troubles. Organised by the Schuler Democracy Forum, in partnership with Boston College and the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Resear

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The UK government should consider withdrawing controversial legislation aimed at addressing the legacy of the Troubles, the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner has said. In a report on the UK published today, human rights commissioner Dunja Mijatović said the UK government should reconsid

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A former British soldier has been convicted of manslaughter over the killing of Aidan McAnespie in County Tyrone in 1988. The unarmed 23-year-old was shot in the back as he walked through a military checkpoint near Aughnacloy on his way to a Gaelic football match.

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Scotland's justice secretary, Keith Brown, is to be quizzed this week on why he wants the Scottish Parliament to refuse consent to a bill about the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill would create an Independent Commission for Reconciliation a

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The Irish government should commit to bringing the UK government to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) if it presses on with controversial legislation to address the legacy of the Troubles, Amnesty International has said. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation Bill) propose

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Controversial UK government plans to end criminal prosecutions for killings linked to the Troubles are "unlikely" to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights, a Westminster committee has said. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation Bill) proposes to create a new independ

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The Attorney General should order a fresh inquest into the murder of Mary McGlinchey in 1987, lawyers acting for her sole immediate living relative have said. Mulholland Law has made representations directly to the Attorney General after "scant documentation received from the coroner for Co Louth an

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The trial of a former British soldier in connection with Bloody Sunday in 1972 was delayed after an administrative error saw lawyers directed to the wrong court. “Soldier F” was charged in March 2019 with the murder of James Wray and William McKinney, and the attempted murders of Joseph

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The sole prosecution of a former British soldier in connection with Bloody Sunday in 1972 will resume next week, prosecutors have said. "Soldier F" was charged in March 2019 with the murder of James Wray and William McKinney, and the attempted murders of Joseph Friel, Michael Quinn, Joe Mahon, Patri

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