Commissioner Judith Thompson Term of Office Ends

The current Commissioner for Victims and Survivors term of office will end on 31 August 2020 having served five years.

The current Commissioner for Victims and Survivors term of office will end on 31 August 2020 having served five years.

Speaking about her departure Judith Thompson said she was privileged and proud to have led the Commission through a number of significant achievements but cautioned that much still has to be done.

“The passing of the Victims Payment Scheme through legislation was a hard fought battle and one that still has to clear the final hurdle of implementation for those who so desperately need it. Legacy Legislation is due to be laid in Westminster, but we need to be sure that what is passed has the full support of Victims and Survivors and is not a Westminster solution to a Northern Ireland problem.

“It has been a special honour to have worked with the men and women of the Victims and Survivors Forum, all of whom have brought their experience to the table, put aside natural fears and opened themselves to constructive, respectful debate that is based on building a better future for the whole of society.

“I would also like to thank the Commission team, who collectively make up the most dedicated body of people it has been my pleasure to work with.”

The day to day work of the Commission will continue as usual and staff can be contacted through the usual channels.

For further information contact Sheila Davidson 07785793672