The Commissioner has today expressed her continued support for the WAVE Injured Group in their call for a pension for the severely injured.
Judith Thompson states:
“The pension for the severely injured was included in the Stormont House Agreement and is a measure that would improve the lives of some of those most harmed in the Troubles. All the information required to deliver the pension is now with the First and deputy First Ministers and it is a realisable and affordable redress.
The fact that we have not been able to achieve the pension is a profound indictment of how we treat these individuals.
The UN Special Rapporteur, Pablo De Greiff tragically notes in his report to the UN Human Rights Council that two of the potential beneficiaries of this pension have died while he was visiting here to inform his findings.
This issue highlights the ongoing failure to implement the proposed measures contained in the Stormont House Agreement which would enable us to address the harms inflicted on people.
I would ask that government redoubles the collective effort to deliver this pension and the other outstanding Stormont House commitments immediately”.
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