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Anderson to lead legacy delegation to Strasbourg

10 February, 2017 - by Martina Anderson MEP


Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson will lead a delegation to Strasbourg next week to meet the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights to discuss the legacy of the conflict. 

Ms Anderson said; 

"This delegation will include families bereaved by state violence from across the North. 

"During the visit we will meet with Nils Muiznieks, the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights. 

"Professor Muiznieks previously challenged the British government on its total failure to deal with the legacy of the past. He stated that it is in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.  He also called on the British government to fund all legacy investigations. 

"Since then the British have taken a step further and are taking steps to put British soldiers beyond the law. 

"The British government and its forces cannot be above the law and any attempt to give immunity from prosecution to current or former soldiers is unacceptable. 

"Everyone must be equal before the law." 

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