Patrick Duffy

MOD delaying Legacy Inquest to benefit from “morally corrupt” legacy laws, Barrister says

MoD delaying inquest to benefit from ‘morally corrupt’ legacy laws, barrister says The MoD claims the hold-up in disclosing evidence is due to resourcing issues (PA) David Young, PA 14 December, 2022 18:16 The Ministry of Defence is delaying an inquest for a man shot dead by soldiers to benefit from “morally corrupt” laws that…

Suspected loyalist murder victim’s sister granted leave to challenge police investigation into death

The sister of a north Belfast woman believed to have been brutally murdered 46 years ago has won High Court permission to challenge an alleged failure to properly investigate her death. Kathleen Graham was granted leave into claims that police breached an obligation to fully probe the suspected sectarian killing of 33-year-old Rosaleen O’Kane. Mr…

Belfast High Court Grants Leave for Judicial Review of Police Failure to Investigate 1976 Murder of Rosaleen O Kane

PRESS RELEASE High Court Grants Leave for Judicial Review Hearing into Murder of Rosaleen O Kane in North Belfast in 1976 Harte Coyle Collins, Solicitors & Advocates 22nd November 2022 Lawyers for Kathleen Graham & James O Kane, sister and brother of Rosaleen O Kane who was murdered in her flat in North Belfast in…

Council of Europe Warning that UK Government Backsliding on Human Rights Must be Prevented

United Kingdom: backsliding on human rights must be prevented  English STRASBOURG 04/07/2022 “Legal reforms should not weaken human rights protections in the United Kingdom”, said today the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, following a five-day visit to the country (27 June to 1 July), which focused on the system for human rights…

Statement by Law Society for NI on the Troubles Bill & Defence of Lawyers dealing with Legacy Cases

30 June 2022 Statement on the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) The Law Society of Northern Ireland notes with concern the contents of the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill and has written to the Joint Committee on Human Rights to formally lodge our concerns around the proposals’ non-compliance with the European Convention on Human…