Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category
by Thomas G Maher
In 2012, John Paul Wooten and Brendan McConville were convicted of the 2009 killing of PSNI Constable Steven Carroll in Craigavon, Co. Armagh. Both men have maintained their innocence since the day of their arrest and interrogation by the PSNI.
Click on the links below to watch Clare’s contribution to the debate on the Right to Personal Autonomy and Bodily Integrity Bill 2014:
Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors call upon Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Cabinet for a survivor centered, fully inclusive Inquiry that must meet the standards of a UN Inquiry.
1. Acknowledgement, Apology and Full Restorative Justice first.
Since there is abundant, conclusive and irrefutable evidence through official records and eye witness testimony as to what happened in the Mother & Baby homes and the vast network of other Institutions and groups with whom they interacted, there should be an immediate Acknowledgment and Apology to all Survivors. Justice delayed is justice denied and the aging profile of the survivor community means that Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton, the Cabinet, and Government must act at once. Full restorative justice must immediately follow the official Acknowledgement and Apology. Survivors stand absolutely united on this point of Principle of putting Survivors First.