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Rogan commends ‘Time for Truth’ campaign

27 September, 2018 - by Emma Rogan

Sinn Féin MLA Emma Rogan has commended the families who today made their submission to the consultation on proposed legislation to address the legacy of the conflict here.

The South Down MLA, whose father was killed in the 1994 Loughinisland massacre, stressed the importance of victims and survivors making their voices heard in the consultation.

Emma Rogan said:

“I want to pay tribute to the ‘Time for Truth’ campaigners who have shown such dignity and resilience during their long battle for truth and justice,” she said.

“I was privileged to stand with them today as they made their submission at Stormont and I would again urge all those affected by the conflict to do the same before it closes on October 5th.

“It is crucial that all voices, particularly those of victims, are heard as part of this consultation process. Sinn Féin will be publishing our own submission in the coming days, setting out the case for the full implementation of the Stormont House Legacy mechanisms in a human rights compliant manner.

“We will also be demanding an end to the denial of inquest funding to the Lord Chief Justice and making it abundantly clear that any attempt to introduce an amnesty for British forces who killed Irish citizens is entirely unacceptable.

“No one is above the law and all victims and survivors should have the same access to processes of truth and justice.

“That is what this consultation and the subsequent legislation must deliver if it is to meet the needs of families and deliver on the promise of the Stormont House Agreement.”

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