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Labour calls for halt to bill shielding UK soldiers from prosecution

Proposed Overseas Operations Bill would grant immunity from prosecution to British soldiers involved in torture and murder overseas.

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'.

STATEMENT FROM PFC/JFF RE: "UNQUIET GRAVES" ON RTE1

Staff at the Pat Finucane Centre/Justice for the Forgotten (and more importantly, the families for whom we advocate who lost loved ones in what has become known as the Glenanne series of attacks) have been overwhelmed by the positive response to the film Unquiet Graves since it was broadcast by RTE1...

Prosecutions, Imprisonment and the Stormont House Agreement

A detailed analysis of potential legacy options as of April 2020 prepared by QUB academics and CAJ. Includes controversial proposals aimed at stimulating informed debate.

PFC’s submission to the United Nations Committee Against Torture

PFC’s submission to the United Nations Committee Against Torture to the follow up of the 66th Session of the 6th Periodic Review of the UK of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in compliance with the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT/C/GBR/CO/6)...

PFC's latest submission to the Committee of Ministers

The Pat Finucane Centre (PFC, Derry/Armagh/Belfast, Northern Ireland) in conjunction with Justice for the Forgotten (JFF, Dublin) wishes to make the following Rule 9 submission to the Committee of Ministers on its supervision of the following cases relating to security force actions in Northern...

‘Good Samaritan Bombing’ family win Court of Appeal judgment against Attorney General for Northern Ireland

Earlier today, 4th May 2020, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the appeal of Rosaleen Dalton, against the judgment of the High Court in 2017. Rosaleen's sister Dorothy had applied to the Attorney General for a fresh inquest into the death of their father, Eugene Dalton, from the horrific...

Explaining Collusion and Providing Hard Evidence

Mark Curtis's work in writing about British imperialism and London's true foreign policy strategies is world-renowned. The PFC warmly recommends his books and we were honoured to be asked to write about British policy in Ireland for his new website, "Declassified".

Tribunal judges divided on MI5 secret approvals for serious crime

Statement on behalf of the Pat Finucane Centre, Reprieve and Privacy International and CAJ. Five judges of the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal have given a divided ruling over a secret MI5 policy allowing security service agents to commit serious crimes on UK soil. The judges decided 3-2 that MI5...

GLENANNE: PFC WELCOMES APPOINTMENT OF JON BOUTCHER

The PFC will be "critically engaging" - alongside bereaved families - with the new Boutcher analytical inquiry into collusion in the "Glenanne Series" of murders and other attacks in which so many were seriously injured. The inquiry, which is expected to take two years to complete (at least) will be...

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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