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Britain's Human Rights Abuse must be addressed – Anderson

24 November, 2015 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has called on Human Rights Commissioner Muižnieks to return to Belfast to investigate Britain's Human Rights Abuse following their failure to address it in last week’s agreement “A Fresh Start.”

Speaking in the European Parliament, Ms Anderson said

“Last week saw a significant agreement made between the two largest political parties in the north of Ireland and the Irish and British Governments.

“The 6 counties institutions are the only viable platform to give protection to the working poor and those on benefits.

“Last week did not, however, see the British government address breeches of its Article 2 obligation under the European Convention on Human Rights - the right to life - which the European Court of Human Rights found Britain had violated during the conflict in Ireland. 

“The British Government has covered up for State Actors, their agents, British army, police and the political establishment which colluded in countless murders and to this day the British Government continues to exercise a national security veto to conceal the role it played in Collusion in Ireland. 

“The Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Muižnieks must return to Belfast to investigate Britain's Human Rights Abuse, to bring them to book for acting with impunity and to work to get the full disclosure of information for victims and for their families.” ENDS

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