This project is in collaboration with the Committee on the Administration of Justice, and the Pat Finucane Centre.
This project will contribute to the International Expert Panel on State Impunity and the Northern Ireland Conflict set up by the Committee on the Administration of Justice and the Pat Finucane Centre. In the absence of official mechanisms of redress and investigation, the Panel will provide an authoritative independent assessment of the extent of impunity in relation to human rights violations during the Northern Ireland conflict between the late 1960s and late 1990s.
The Human Rights Centre Clinic team will examine the meaning of human rights-compliant investigations in relation to unlawful killings and torture, particularly considering Articles 2 and 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, as interpreted by the European Court of Human Rights. The Clinic team will analyse evidence that will be provided by the Committee on the Administration of Justice and the Pat Finucane Centre, and by families who will provide testimonies. The Human Rights Centre Clinic’s report will be presented to the panel to inform their assessment of the situation on the ground.