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McCartney welcomes UN Committee call on Finucane and HIU

23 July, 2015 - by Raymond McCartney


Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson, Raymond McCartney MLA has welcomed the call by the United Nations Committee on Civil and Political Rights for an inquiry into the murder of Human Rights Lawyer Pat Finucane and the prompt establishment of the Historical Investigations Unit (HIU).

Raymond McCartney said:

“Sinn Féin has consistently supported the campaign for an independent international inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane. The demand has also enjoyed the support of many eminent judicial figures and human rights groups internationally.

“This demand has now been endorsed by a United Nations Committee on Civil and Political Rights. This is a significant development and one which the British government cannot afford to ignore.

“Relatives For Justice are to be congratulated on the successful outcome of its substantial submission to the committee.

“The committee’s call for the prompt establishment of the HIU is also to be welcomed. This was a Stormont House Agreement commitment and needs to be acted upon immediately." 

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