Victims and Survivors Protest British Information Unit in Belfast.
The families of the Time for Truth Campaign will be protesting outside the office of the so-called Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Recovery (ICRIR) today at 1pm. Families will be in attendance for interview.
What/Who: Families of the Time for Truth Campaign
Why: Protest against the British ICRIR
When: Today, Tuesday 10th October 2023 at 1pm
Where: Goodwood House, 52 May Street, Belfast City Centre, BT1 4RA
The British government set up the so-called Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Recovery (ICRIR) in place of a meaningful and human rights-compliant mechanism for dealing with the legacy of its past in Ireland.
The British state has also recently enacted its disgraceful Legacy Act which denies families equal access to due process of the law and ends fair investigation into its unlawful and extrajudicial murders in the north of Ireland.
The ICRIR is headed by former Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan and recently welcomed a former senior member of the controversial Royal Ulster Constabulary to head its investigations. The Law Society recently postponed a legacy conference that featured Morgan as a speaker after families and NGOs gave notice that they would picket it.
Spokesperson for Time for Truth Campaign, Ciarán MacAirt, said:
“Our families have campaigned tirelessly for six years for the implementation of the Stormont House Agreement and lawful, human rights-compliant mechanisms for dealing with the legacy of the past. Britain was a serial human rights abuser during the conflict and fair investigations proved so damaging to it that it enacted its Bill of Shame to bury its war crimes in Ireland and protect its killers.
Only the British government is as shamed-faced to deny our families our basic human rights of equal access to due process of the law and then try to fob us off with the likes of the ICRIR. As if we would believe a state that murdered with impunity, covered up its crimes, perverted the course of justice for decades, and then said it would give us information after all. We give no credence to this British organisation and our families are mobilising again today in protest outside its offices in the centre of Belfast. Our fight for truth and justice continues unabated.”
Further Information Email Ciarán MacAirt firstname.lastname@example.org / 02895 818575
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