Commissioner for Victims and Survivors Judith Thompson has reaffirmed her commitment to prioritise the progression of legacy inquests to ensure that assurances made to the families are fulfilled.
“Doing nothing is not an option. Legacy issues will not go away and for that reason I welcomed the recent proposals from the Lord Chief Justice on methods of progressing Legacy Inquests. This will provide a useful template for all future historical investigations, including the proposed establishment of a Historical Investigations Unit which would investigate all outstanding legacy cases.”
“Adequate funding has always been a difficult issue and the complication of an election inevitably had the potential to slow up decisions. However, I know there is a will on all sides to move this very important issue forward and I can reassure the families that we will redouble our efforts to make this happen as soon as possible.”
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