Statement from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission - IHREC - Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Statement from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has written to An Taoiseach Michéal Martin TD to support continued efforts to secure a public inquiry which meets international human rights standards, into the murder of Pat Finucane.

The Commission has welcomed the Irish Government’s commitment to the Finucane family that work will continue to ensure a public inquiry is held.

The Commission, which holds a formal role under the Good Friday Agreement as part of the Joint Committee, was deeply disappointed with the decision of the UK Government, which flies in the face of the UK’s European Convention on Human Rights obligations.

The UK Supreme Court judgment of 2019 was clear that the UK Government has fallen short of its Article 2 obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights, and that there has not been a human rights-compliant inquiry, which is independent, can identify those responsible, be prompt, open to scrutiny and which includes the participation of the Finucane family.

ENDS/

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Brian Dawson – Communications Manager

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Notes to editor:

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is an independent public body, appointed by the President and directly accountable to the Oireachtas. The Commission has a statutory remit set out under the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act (2014) to protect and promote human rights and equality in Ireland, and build a culture of respect for human rights, equality and intercultural understanding in the State.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is Ireland’s national human rights institution and is recognised as such by the United Nations. The Commission is also Ireland’s national equality body for the purpose of a range of EU anti-discrimination measures.

 

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