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Legacy Practitioners Open Letter: legacy commitments in NDNA must be returned to

Thursday 17 June 2021 For immediate release An open letter endorsed by human rights NGOs, academics and lawyers raises deep concerns regarding the upcoming Northern Ireland legacy bill put forward in the Queen’s Speech 2021. The current British Government committed in the January 2020 (UK-Ireland)...

‘They tell us to move on, but they won’t let us….’

“I have been trying for weeks to write something about the 40th anniversary of my father’s death, but I can’t. My anger is so real that it stops me. May is a hard month for our family. It comes every year and I feel like I’m holding my breath until it’s over. My father Harry Duffy, known as Harry...

PFC/ JFF Respond to British Government Amnesty claims

Reports have been published in two London newspapers this morning that the British Government intends to introduce legislation which would restrict prosecutions of their soldiers who served in Northern Ireland and which would apply to all conflict participants.

Paul Whitters- 40th Anniversary Reflections

Shared with the permission of Helen Whitters "It has been forty years since I lost my son. Paul, 15, left one evening to visit his girlfriend but was drawn into a small group of boys throwing stones at a bakery – tensions were high in the city as the Hunger Strikes continued. Without warning, a...

PFC Submission to the Independent Review of the HRA Panel

Submission by the PFC to the Independent Review of the Human Rights Act Panel- March 2021

Family of Tobias Molloy, shot dead by a British soldier in 1972, request a fresh inquest from Attorney General of Ireland.

Background: Tobias Molly died on 16th July 1972, aged 18 years, as a result of fatal injuries received when he was struck by a soldier of the 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Lifford Road, Strabane, at the ‘Camel’s Hump’ checkpoint. He was one of three people to die from the use of rubber bullets by the...

DECLASSIFIED NATIONAL ARCHIVE DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE TO VIEW

We have recently uploaded a series of declassified British government documents accessed by the PFC/ JFF from the National Archives in Kew, London. These documents were used by Margaret Urwin in 'A State in Denial: British Collaboration with Loyalist Paramilitaries.' Available to view here:https:/...

Glenanne - Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers: The "Glenanne Series"/"Lethal Allies"/"Unquiet Graves"

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.