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Waterboarding claims in Northern Ireland

Donald Trump has drawn outrage across the world, including Britain, after he condoned waterboarding and torture. But tonight this programme can reveal allegations that warterboarding and electric shock torture were used by the Parachute Regiment against prisoners in Northern Ireland in the 1970s.

43rd Commemoration of Dublin/Monaghan Bombings

The years pass by and still the families bereaved in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings of May 1974 seek justice and truth.

Sri Lanka and Ireland - Worlds Apart But Parallels Learned

Events in Derry and Belfast to show solidarity with the Tamil people of Sri Lanka who continue to suffer discrimination and violence.

Q & A - Is there a witch-hunt against ex British soldiers?

A quick question and answer guide to the current debate around prosecutions of former soldiers, 'letters of comfort' and the alleged 'witch-hunt'.

PFC VEHEMENTLY OPPOSES WESTMINSTER PROPOSAL TO GRANT IMPUNITY FOR EX-BRITISH SOLDIERS AND RUC

The PFC will oppose proposals in a report from the Westminster Defence Select Committee which recommends the protection from prosecution of British soldiers and RUC personnel, regardless of the evidence against them. This "Statue of Limitations", while coupled with a "truth recovery mechanism", woul...

Concerns on News Re: Police Ombudsman Receipt of PSNI files

The PFC is concerned at news that the PSNI are temporarily "suspending" their release of "sensitive" intelligence information to the NI Police Ombudsman, fearing it could jeapordise current investigations

Release of proposal on information redaction

Documents submitted to British and Irish governments: A proposed model for Information Redaction under the Stormont House Agreement. Released to the public domain at a seminar at QUB on 4th April 2017.

Plastic bullet victim’s family in witness appeal

The family of Derry teenager, Paul Whitters (15), killed by a plastic bullet fired by the RUC more than 35 years ago have issued a new appeal for witnesses.

"Malice Intended" The Hooded Men

Anne Cadwallader tells the story of the Hooded Men, internees subjected to fine-tuned methods of torture, that left little physical evidence, in various imperial theatres of war – from Malaya to Kenya – imported by Britain to Ireland in 1971

‘Good Samaritan’ bombing inquest refused by High Court

Request for new inquest into the deaths of Sean Dalton in Derry on 1988 refused by the High Court.

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Counter-Gangs

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Lethal Allies

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Collusion

Collusion is any act, or omission of an act, in which state agents encourage or engage in criminal actions with illegal forces. It can never...
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Criminal Justice

The criminal justice system is the system of law enforcement used for all stages of criminal proceedings and punishment. It includes the pol...
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European Convention on Human Rights

The Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, better known as the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR),...
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Truth Recovery

The PFC believes that bereaved families have a right to truth and justice. We advocate for an independent truth recovery process that is com...
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State Violence

PFC believe that the British state’s failure to uphold the principle that no one is above the law was the single greatest factor creating an...
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Prison

Maghaberry Prison in particular has been dogged by controversies around humiliating strip searches, association among politically motivated...
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MI5

The security service MI5 has had overall responsibility for security in the North since August 2007. In August 2007 the British Security Ser...
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Glenanne / Lethal Allies

Drawing on over 15 years of research by the PFC, and using forensic and ballistic information never before published, this book includes off...
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Plastic Bullets / Tasers / CS Gas

17 people were killed during the conflict by members of the security forces firing plastic or rubber bullets/ batons. 8 of the 17 people wer...
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Legacy of Colonialism

In 2013 the PFC and Bloody Sunday Trust organised a two day international conference titled Poisonous Legacies-Otro Mundo es posible. We inv...
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