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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...

Statement from PFC re allegations against Paul O’Connor

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/nov/05/mi5-policy-gives-agents-legal-immunity-to-commit-serious-crimes

Four NGOs including PFC challenge legal immunity for state agents at Investigatory Powers Tribunal-the 'Third Direction' case.

COURT DELIVERS “HOODED MEN” JUDGMENT

The Court of Appeal, by a majority of two to one, said it was satisfied that the treatment to which Hood ed Men had been subjected to would if it occurred today pro perly be characterised as torture , bearing in mind that the European Convention on Human Rights is a living instrument, but that the t...

'What If?' The story of one mother’s loss.

Shankill Bomb Play to be performed in Derry The Shankill Road, Belfast 1993. On a sunny Saturday afternoon in October a bomb explodes in Frizzell’s fish shop, killing nine people and one of the bombers. 'Then it hit me - my Leanne was under all them bricks … A mother’s instinct is to protect her chi...

PFC's submission to the Committee of Ministers

PFC recently made a submission to the Committee of Ministers regarding the ongoing failures of the British government to meet their Article 2 procedural duties to investigate under the McKerr group of cases.

Court Of Appeal Delivers Judgment In Glenanne Report Challenge

The Court of Appeal upheld a decision that the brother of Edward Barnard had a procedural legitimate expectation that an overarching report wou ld be carried out by an independent police team but concluded that there was no enforceable duty under Article 2 ECHR given the passage of time since the de...

Museum of Free Derry events to mark 'Battle of the Bogside'

The Museum of Free Derry have organised an extensive programme of events to commemorate 50 years since the Battle of the Bogside. PFC are contributing two events to this programme.

Families of children killed by plastic bullets dissatisfied following meeting with Karen Bradley

Yesterday (17.07.19) the families of Paul Whitters and Julie Livingstone met with Secretary of State Karen Bradley to discuss the closure of files relating to their loved ones. In 1981 15 year-old Paul Whitters and 14 year-old Julie Livingstone were killed by the RUC and British army using plastic b...

Our glorious past is what we remember. The brutality behind it we’ve forgotten

"I mmediately after the second world war, German people were required to watch documentaries about the horrors of the concentration camps before they could get their ration cards. But the fact that they went, Tony Judt points out in his book Postwar , didn’t mean they actually watched. “In the half-...