Troubles

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has criticised the UK government over "attacks on lawyers" representing victims and survivors of the Troubles. In a short statement, the Law Society said it had formally lodged concerns about the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation Bill) and its "

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A group of young men, known as the "Derry Four", were coerced into confessing to the murder of a soldier in 1979, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has concluded. The watchdog investigated on the foot of complaints from the men, three of whom were aged 17 at the time and

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Controversial legislation aimed at ending prosecutions for killings during the Troubles will be introduced to Westminster today. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation Bill) will create a new independent body called the Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Reco

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Declassified files from the 1970s show the UK government planned to discredit Amnesty International in response to its investigative work on British forces' use of torture in Northern Ireland. An internal Foreign Office memo dating from December 1971 proposes that the government should leak details

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UK government plans to address the legacy of the past represent a "full-frontal attack on the rule of law" in spite of revisions making an amnesty conditional on co-operation with authorities, campaigners have said. Yesterday's Queen's speech, setting out the government's legislative programme for t

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Lawyers for the relatives of two victims of the Troubles have sought to have their challenge to the UK government's controversial legacy plans heard in the UK Supreme Court. Patricia Burns, daughter of Thomas Burns, and Daniel McCready, nephew of James McCann, had their case rejected by Northern Ire

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Northern Ireland's Court of Appeal has ordered prosecutors to reconsider the decision to discontinue the prosecution of Soldier F for the murder of William McKinney on Bloody Sunday in 1972. While quashing the decision of the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) to discontinue the prosecution of Soldier

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has dismissed a case brought against the UK by the sister of an IRA volunteer who was shot dead by British soldiers in 1990, despite identifying certain weaknesses in a 2012 inquest. In a unanimous ruling handed down this morning, the court said it was stil

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