The NIO Legacy Consultation Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s Past finally closed today. Following detailed analysis of these proposals and widescale consultation with victims of terrorism and other stakeholders, Ulster Human Rights Watch believe that as they stand, these proposals will be detrimental to the interests of innocent victims and will only serve to further the interests of the perpetrators. The system on offer will facilitate the rewriting of history to justify acts of terrorism, and activate a state sanctioned witch-hunt of ex-security force members, particularly ex-police officer. UHRW call for a withdrawal of these proposals, and have set forward what we believe will be a viable alternative that would put the needs of the victims of terrorism first.

UHRW response to NIO legacy consultation