The families of the Time for Truth Campaign are launching a National Day of Action across the 32 counties of Ireland on Saturday 25th September 2021 at 12 noon against the British Government’s Legacy proposals.
What/Where: National Day of Action, 32 Counties of Ireland
Who: Families of the Time for Truth Campaign
When: Saturday 25th September, 12 Noon
On Saturday 25th September 2021, the families of the Time for Truth Campaign are launching a National Day of Action across the 32 counties of Ireland. The families are mobilizing in opposition to the British Government’s proposals outlined in its so-called Command Paper on Legacy, Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s Past.
The proposed British Government’s amnesty would prevent prosecutions for conflict-related offences and close down present and future police and Police Ombudsman investigations, civil actions and legacy inquests.
Spokesperson for the Time for Truth Campaign, Ciarán MacAirt said:
“The families of the Time for Truth Campaign are mobilizing against Britain’s insidious and perfidious proposals which would have embarrassed Chile’s Pinochet dictatorship.”
“Britain is only interested in burying its war crimes in Ireland and protecting its war criminals.”
“The families of the Time for Truth Campaign are mobilizing across the 32 counties of Ireland to tell Boris Johnson and Brandon Lewis that all families have a right to truth and justice. We are mobilizing to protect our basic human rights and will demand no less than equal access to due legal process and investigations which are compliant with Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights.” /ENDS
NOTES FOR EDITORS
For further comment, join the families at the protest or email Ciarán email@example.com
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Time for Truth’s modest demands:
- · Implement the Stormont House Agreement in a human rights compliant manner and properly resource its mechanisms for dealing with the legacy of the past;
- · Provide proper funding for the Lord Chief Justice`s 5-year legacy inquest plan;
- · Provide adequate funding to allow the Office of the Police Ombudsman to complete outstanding historic investigations;
- · Fulfil outstanding Weston Park legacy Agreements and hold a public inquiry into the State murder of human rights lawyer Pat Finucane.
The families of the Time for Truth Campaign have campaigned to protect the rights of victims and survivors of the conflict in the face of British Government intransigence and failure to address the legacy of the conflict in the North of Ireland. Our fears over the British Government’s proposed Legacy Bill are shared by leading Human Rights NGO’s, academics and lawyers. Read more… (LINK 1) (LINK 2)
Access the British Government’s perfidious proposals, Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s Past