Families of the Time For Truth Campaign Thank Irish Government.
The families of the Time for Truth Campaign have given warm thanks to the Irish Government for initiating an inter-state case against the United Kingdom and its so-called Legacy and Reconciliation Act.
The Time for Truth Campaign represents thousands of victims and survivors of the conflict in Ireland and Britain and has campaigned for the basic human rights of victims in the face of Britain’s attempts to abuse those rights.
The Time for Truth Campaign warmly thanks An Tánaiste, Micheál Martin TD, and the Irish Government for standing up for all of our basic human rights and for initiating an inter-state case against the British Government under the European Convention on Human Rights.
This follows extensive work by the families of the Time for Truth Campaign over the last six years to highlight Britain’s abuse of victims and survivors of the conflict. This work included mass demonstrations, peaceful protests across the country and delegations to the European Parliaments.
Spokesperson for the Time for Truth Campaign, Ciarán MacAirt, said:
“On behalf of the families of the Time for Truth Campaign, I would like to thank An Tánaiste and the Irish Government for forming a last line of defence in support of our basic human rights. Britain was and is a human rights abuser. It wanted to bury its war crimes in Ireland and to protect its killers. It wanted to deny our families equal access to due process of the law. Britain’s disgraceful Legacy and Reconciliation Act is an assault on our basic human rights and the Irish Government has heard us.”
“I would also like to take the opportunity to pay tribute to the families of the Time for Truth Campaign who have campaigned with great dignity over the last six years. We pay tribute too to our political leaders, lawyers, academics, and other supporters who care for basic human rights and who have walked with us. This is great news before Christmas and will give a superb boost to the resilience of our families for continuing our campaigns for truth and justice in the New Year.”
Further Information Email Ciarán MacAirt email@example.com / 02895 818575
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