Pat Finucane

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...

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.

Pat Finucane Centre response to UK Supreme Court Judgement

“Today the highest court in Britain, the UK Supreme Court, found that none of the previous inquiries into the murder of Belfast solicitor, Pat Finucane, had satisfied the Art 2 procedural obligation of the state to carry out a proper and rigorous investigation. The Court stated that “All inquiries...

In the matter of an application by Geraldine Finucane for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland)

Background to the Supreme Court case along with links to the hearings.

MI5 sought immunity for agents' criminal acts, tribunal told

MI5 agents have been granted legal immunity to participate in murder, torture, sexual assaults and other criminality, a tribunal has heard. The secret policy may, for decades, have enabled the security service to conceal illegal activity, Ben Jaffey QC told the investigatory powers tribunal. Even...

Cameron's refusal to hold public inquiry into Pat Finucane murder 'morally and legally indefensible

The Prime Minister's refusal to hold a public inquiry in to the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane was morally and legally indefensible, a court has been told. A barrister representing Mr Finucane's wife Geraldine alleged David Cameron rejected an inquiry into claims of state collusion with...

Pat Finucane murder 'caused by British infiltration policy', court told

The murder of Belfast lawyer Pat Finucane was part of British state policy to infiltrate, manipulate and direct terror groups during the Northern Ireland Troubles, Belfast high court has heard. Paramilitary organisations such as the Ulster Defence Association which murdered the solicitor were able...

Judge orders Finucane documents disclosure

THE British government has been ordered to hand over minutes of cabinet meetings at which the decision was made to refuse a public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane. Judge Ben Stephens today (Tuesday) ordered that minutes of cabinet meetings in July 2011 and correspondence between MI5 and the...

UK response to de Silva report on Pat Finucane: Lessons learnt by government departments from Sir Desmond de Silva’s Report of the Patrick Finucane Review

The Prime Minister made a statement to Parliament on lessons learnt by government from Sir Desmond de Silva’s Report of the Patrick Finucane Review. The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland appointed Sir Desmond de Silva QC in October 2011 to conduct an independent review into the question of...

Lessons learnt by government departments from Sir Desmond de Silva’s Report of the Patrick Finucane Review

When the report by Sir Desmond de Silva into the murder of Patrick Finucane was published in 2012, the Prime Minister committed to publish the lessons learnt by government departments. Departments and agencies have carefully considered the report and described both the action taken in response and...