Troubles

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) will rule this week in a case brought against the United Kingdom by the sister of an IRA volunteer who was shot dead by British soldiers in 1990. The applicant in the case is Sally Gribben, whose brother Martin McCaughey and fellow IRA volunteer Desmond Gre

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A civil case for compensation brought against the Ministry of Defence and the PSNI by a man who alleges he was waterboarded in 1972 will begin in the High Court in Belfast tomorrow. Liam Holden, now 67, alleges he was waterboarded three or four times by members of the Parachute Regiment after his ar

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Lawyers for the "Hooded Men" say they have been vindicated by a UK Supreme Court ruling that the PSNI's decision not to investigate their allegations of torture by the British Army in 1971 was unlawful. An RTÉ documentary broadcast in 2014 made public for the first time a memo written by the

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Victims and survivors of the 1975 Miami Showband killings will receive close to £1.5 million in damages following a settlement with the Ministry of Defence and the PSNI. Legal proceedings were launched in the High Court in Belfast in the wake of a 2011 report by the Historical Enquiries Team (

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The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has come under pressure from US legislators to speak out against the UK government's controversial plans to end all criminal investigations and prosecutions linked to killings during the Troubles. A bipartisan group of 21 members of the US Congress, led by

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Another man has successfully appealed his convictions for trying to help Gerry Adams escape from prison in the 1970s. Martin O'Rawe, 70, brought an appeal following last year's landmark UK Supreme Court ruling which found that Mr Adams was detained unlawfully and therefore had not broken the law by

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The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) failed to comply with its approved equality scheme while developing legislation to address the legacy of the past, the Equality Commission has found following an investigation. An investigation was launched after the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ)

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has called on the UK government to "uphold the rule of law" and reconsider controversial plans to end all criminal investigations and prosecutions linked to killings during the Troubles. The sharpest intervention yet by the solicitors' body comes shortly after the

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UK government plans to end all criminal prosecutions linked to the Troubles are "incompatible with the United Kingdom's international obligations", the European commissioner for human rights has said. In a letter to Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis, the Council of Europe's commissioner for h

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The UK government's proposed amnesty for killings and serious crimes related to the Troubles is even more far-reaching than the widely-criticised amnesty introduced by Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet, according to a new analysis. A team of legacy experts based within Queen's University Bel

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Northern Ireland's legacy pension scheme for victims of the Troubles has opened for applications from today. The scheme, officially known as the "victims' payments scheme for permanent disablement", is designed to recognise and acknowledge the harm suffered and to promote reconciliation, as well as

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UN experts have expressed "grave concern" that UK government plans to end all prosecutions for incidents during the Troubles, including killings, will amount to a policy of blanket impunity for serious human rights violations. Fabián Salvioli, the special rapporteur on the promotion of truth,

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