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RESPONSE TO POLICE OMBUDSMAN STATEMENT

The PFC provides Advocacy Support to a number of families affected by the revelation that ‘significant, sensitive information’ was not provided by the PSNI to the Police Ombudsman investigation into the murders of their loved ones. Of particular relevance to the PFC is the PONI investigation into th...

UK to pay £1 million compensation to Greek Cypriots

In an out-of-court settlement the British Government has agreed to pay $1 Million in compensation to 33 former EOKA fighters who were tortured by British troops and police in the 1950s.

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'.

Shining a light on deadly informers: The de Silva report on the murder of Pat Finucane

Numerous flaws and oversights in de Silva’s report highlight the need for a full scale independent public enquiry into the British state’s dealings in Northern Ireland. Security agencies tasked with keeping the peace acted beyond the law, lied to their political masters, leaked information to loyali...

Derry 4 case against Chief Constable settles

This morning a press conference was held at the Pat Finucane Centre with the Derry Four. The men announced that they have accepted a significant out of court settlement from the Chief Constable in respect of their miscarriage of justice case. Statement read by Gerry McGowan on behalf of the Derry Fo...

Annual Bloody Sunday Memorial Lecture this year is delivered by Dr Asad Abushark, International Coordinator of Palestine’s Great March of Return

Almost 200 Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli military forces during the powerful wave of protests in the region last year known as the Great March of Return. Dr Abushark has lectured and written extensively on the Palestine question and the right of return. He is a visiting Professor of Transla...

PFC's 2018 Newsletter

PFC's annual newsletter outlining the work of the PFF/ JFF over the last twelve months.

MOD treating Kathleen Thompson family with 'contempt'

The family of a Derry mother-of-six, shot dead in her own back garden, says Britain’s Ministry of Defence is treating them – and an inquest into her death - with complete contempt. Even the Coroner hearing the case has expressed deep disappointment at the MoD’s failure to confirm the identities of s...

PFC's response to the Consultation to deal with the Legacy of the Past

The Pat Finucane Centre have prepared an extensive response to the NIO's consultation to deal with the legacy of our past. It can be downloaded by clicking the link at the bottom of this past.

As Glasgow University owns up to slavery wealth, others urged to follow

The institution is making reparations after admitting it had made £200m from the transatlantic trade

Publications

Impact of the Parachute Regiment 1970-173

The impact of the Parachute Regiment In Belfast 1970-73

Pat Finucane Centre-Micheál Smith
Migration Report

Protestant Migration from the West Bank of Derry / Londonderry 1969-1980

Dr Ulf Hansson and Dr Helen McLaughlin
Anatomy of a Cover up

Anatomy of a Cover-up

PFC Report on the deaths of Gary English & Jim Brown, 19 April 1981
A State in Denial

A State in Denial

Margaret Urwin
Counter Gangs

Counter-Gangs

Margaret Urwin
Gerald Donaghey

Gerald Donaghey

Conal McFeely
Hidden History of the UDR

The Hidden History of the UDR

Pat Finucane Centre
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Lethal Allies

Anne Cadwallader

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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

Why would an Irish based human rights group produce an exhibit on the legacy of colonialism? And why here and why now? The question about he...
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