What was in the Consultation?

The consultation ran 21 weeks from 11 May to 5 October 2018. 

The consultation is a 73 page document and is broken down into key sections as detailed below.

  • Pages 1-12 gave a background to the consultation itself and outlines how the Northern Ireland Office will consult
  • Pages  14-18 make up Part 1 of the consultation and give an overview of  the current system for addressing Northern Ireland's past
  • Pages 19-73 make up Part 2 of the consultation which makes up the bulk of the document, it is broken down into various sections

- Stormont House Agreement proposals (19-20)
- General principles (21-22)
- Historical Investigations Unit (23-39)
- Independent Commission on Information Retrieval (40-43)
- Oral History Archive (44-45)
- Implementation and Reconciliation Group (46-48)
- Impact of the consultation proposals on equality (49-50)
- Supplementary information (51-69)

The list of 17 consultation questions can then be found on pages 70-73.  To have your say in the Consultation, you can respond to as many or as few of the 17 questions as you wish.  

We at the Commission strongly believe in the voices and rights of all victims and survivors to be heard and to be respected and for that reason, we would encourage you to contribute to as many questions as you feel able to. 

We will be working closely with the Victims and Survivors Service (VSS) to support individuals in completing their responses.

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