August 18, 2021Featured Article Impunity Northern Ireland Article 2 Human Rights Act International Security and Rule of Law Accountability and Access to Justice
The UK government's new plans for 'dealing with the past' in Northern Ireland must comply with International Human Rights Law. RSI remain concerned that the proposed amnesty fails to do so in multiple key ways.
The main obligation is to effectively investigate potentially unlawful killings and other serious human rights abuses. RSI believes that the planned amnesty is unlawful for three reasons:
RSI further believes that six key principles should be upheld by any 'Legacy' mechanism:
For further information, please see the attached briefings.
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