Inquiries Bill

Family of Pat Finucane respond to the early release of convicted murderer Ken Barrett

Speaking on behalf of the Finucane family Michael Finucane said: "The release of Ken Barrett was inevitable and although the timing is perhaps a little surprising, the event itself is not. However, the significance of Mr. Barrett should not be overestimated. The real focus for my family is to succee...

Press Statement on behalf of the Finucane Family and United States House of Representatives Resolution 740

On 17th May 2006 in Washington, DC, the United States House of Representatives voted in favour of House Resolution 740, which calls on the British Government to establish immediately a full, independent, public judicial inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane, as recommended by international Judge P...

Pat Finucane Centre/ Inquiry advice ignored

The British government is ignoring opposition and working to set up an inquiry into Pat Finucane’s 1989 murder under the terms of the discredited Inquiries Act, the Taoiseach said last night.

Pat Finucane and the Inquiries Act - Amnesty International calls for boycott

Amnesty International calls on all judges, whether in the United Kingdom (UK) or in other jurisdictions, to decline appointments as chairs or panel members to any inquiry established under the recently enacted Inquiries Act 2005, including an inquiry into allegations of state collusion in the murder...

Letter from Mrs Geraldine Finucane to all senior judges in England, Scotland and wales

Mrs Geraldine Finucane has written a letter to all senior judges in England Scotland and Wales requesting that, if asked, they indicate that they would not be prepared to accept any appointment to an Inquiries Act inquiry, into the murder of her husband

Inquiries Bill Passed

As feared the Inquiries Bill passed the final stages in Westminster earlier today despite the strong objections of NGOs, the legal community and most importantly, the Finucane family. The new legislation is widely perceived as a legislative attempt to deny the Finucane family access to vital informa...

The Inquiries Bill: The Wrong Answer.

The above-listed organisations jointly express our concern over some of the provisions of the Inquiries Bill introduced into Parliament on 24th November 2004. The Bill, being discussed this week by a Standing Committee of the House of Commons, would, if enacted, alter fundamentally the system for es...

The Rosemary Nelson Inquiry website

Website for the Inquiry with press notices from 2005 to the release of the report in 2011.

An Analysis of the U.K. Inquiries Bill and U.S. Provisions for Investigating Matters of Urgent Public Concern

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (the “Association”) is an independent nongovernmental organization of more than 23,000 lawyers, judges, law professors, and government officials. Founded in 1870, the Association has a long history of dedication to human rights, notably through its...

Summary of the JCHR concerns from British Irish Rights Watch

On Monday 24th January the Joint Committee on Human Rights, a parliamentary committee made up of members of both Houses of Parliament which monitors the compatibility of legislation with the European Convention of Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998, published its report on the Inquiries Bill...