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Mitchel Mc Laughlin MLA to address Derry gathering of British Human Rights Lawyers

2 December, 2004


Sinn Féin National Chairperson, Mitchel Mc Laughlin MLA is the invited speaker at a gathering of Human Rights Lawyers from across Britain in the Beechill Hotel, Derry tomorrow ( Friday) night.

The Foyle MLA will be addressing the causes of the conflict and the birth and evolution of the Peace Process.

Mr Mc Laughlin said:

"I feel honoured and privileged to have been invited to address such an auspicious body of legal representatives. Although this group holds their Christmas gathering in Ireland every year this is the first time they have come to Derry and I am very pleased to welcome them to the Foyle Constituency. Their choice this year was influenced in no small measure by Derry émigré David Enright of London firm Howe & Co Solicitors, London.

"I will take the opportunity to inform them of the latest state of the political deliberations, the conduct of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, the draconian conditions under which Inquests here are conducted, the ongoing campaign to have fully Independent International Public Inquiries into the deaths of victims of British State sanctioned murder including Human Rights Lawyers Pat Finucane and Rosemary Nelson as well as An Fhírinne campaign to expose collusion between British Forces and Unionist murder gangs.

"I am sure that they will also take the opportunity to question me on issues of concern that they have identified. I am looking forward to informing them of our agenda of change aimed at creating a society of equals throughout this island." ENDS

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