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“UN Human Right’s Council Calls for Legacy Bill to be Withdrawn” – Cllr Mullen

Cllr Denise Mullen has welcomed UNHRC calls for the British legacy bill to be withdrawn

Speaking today, Cllr Mullen said “Officials at the UNHRC have said that the British legacy bill fails to comply with Britain’s obligation to investigate human rights abuses that occurred during the troubles. This comes just one week after the human rights commissioner for the Council of Europe called on the British Government to withdraw the legacy bill. By offering participants in the commission freedom from legal prosecution, the British government has effectively given them amnesty for the crimes they committed in the north of Ireland. This is a get out of jail free card for human rights abuses”

Cllr Mullen Continued “We know that the British Government committed horrendous war crimes. The British Government went as far to kill elected representatives such as Cllr Eddie Fullerton and Bernard Hagan. At the heart of true reconciliation there needs to be the basic principles of transparency and the rule of law. The legacy bill is an affront to these principles.”

"Aontú will stand up for victims and survivors of British collusion and push forward to deliver truth and justice. Instead of an Amnesty for British Crimes, we need an All-Ireland investigation into British Collusion” Concluded Cllr Mullen

 

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By Aontú Press | 19 December, 2022



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