Policy and Research 05 Sep, 2019

Update on Progress of a Victims and Survivors Payment Arrangement (Pension)

Following the Commission’s recent policy advice on a Victims and Survivors Pension Arrangement (VASPA), the Northern Ireland Office have provided an update on the actions taken since the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Bill was enacted on 24 July 2019.

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Commissioner 30 Aug, 2019

Commissioner welcomes re-appointment and sets out her agenda for the year ahead

Confirming her acceptance of re-appointment as Commissioner for Victims and Survivors, Judith Thompson has set out her agenda to address what she acknowledges will continue to be difficult and contested issues facing victims and survivors of the Troubles.

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Commissioner 21 Aug, 2019

Commissioner Agrees No Moral Equivalence Between Those Who Caused Harm and Those Who Harmed

Responding to a Statement by Emma Little-Pengelly MP, the Commissioner for Victims and Survivors says she totally agrees that there is no moral equivalence between those who have caused harm and those who have suffered harm.

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Consultations 09 Aug, 2019

Consultation Survey - Advice on an extension to the Strategy for Victims and Survivors 2009-2019 and Programme Funding

The Executive Office has asked the Commission for Victims and Survivors to provide advice on:

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Policy and Research 17 Jul, 2019

Commissioner Publishes Advice to Government on Victims and Survivors Pension Calling for Immediate Implementation

People living with severe and permanent physical and psychological injuries as a direct result of the Troubles today moved a step closer to persuade Government to legislate for a pension. Publication of this advice progresses the agreement of local politicians to support an acceptable way forward to implement the proposal for a pension as outlined within the December 2014 Stormont House Agreement.

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