Truth, justice & accountability

Truth, justice & accountability

In May 2022, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland brought forward the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill.

This Bill outlined a “conditional amnesty” as the way forward as well as bringing civil proceedings and inquests to an end.

The Commission have always been strong in our view that all options to access truth recovery and justice must be left open. We are opposed to an amnesty, or statute of limitations, for Troubles-related deaths.

This same view is shared by Northern Ireland’s main political parties, and many victims’ organisations.

Since the Bill was first laid, the Commission has worked to lobby government and other key stakeholders to try and influence changes to the Bill.

The Bill has passed through the House of Commons and now sits with the House of Lords for final amendments.

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