Finucane Application for Judicial Review Re Failure to Establish Public Inquiry

13 January 2012

The applicant is Geraldine Finucane, c/o Madden & Finucane, Solicitors, 88 Castle Street, Belfast BT1 1HE.

2. The applicant seeks the following relief:

a) An order of certiorari quashing the decision to hold “a review into the death of Patrick Finucane”;

b) A declaration that the decision to establish the said “review” is incompatible with the applicant’s rights pursuant to Article 2 ECHR and therefore in breach of section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998;

c) An order of mandamus compelling the immediate establishment of a public inquiry into the murder of Patrick Finucane of the kind recommended by Judge Peter Cory;

d) Such further and other relief as the court may deem appropriate;

e) By way of interim relief an order halting the work of the “review” pending the determination of this application;

f) A protective costs order (i.e. an order providing that, whatever the outcome of these proceedings, an order for costs will not be made against the applicant.)

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