‘The voice of Victims and Survivors must be heard loud and clear if the new legacy proposals are to work’ – By Judith Thompson

  20 years after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, the outstanding issues related to victims and survivors have largely been left in a state of limbo. All too often, the public discourse on the issues and needs of victims and survivors has been dominated by other political concerns at the expense of a…

We still have not an agreed narrative on the Past – By Anna Bryson and Louise Mallinder

      There have been three major attempts to comprehensively deal with the legacy of the past: the Consultative Group on the Past (2009), the Haass-O’Sullivan draft agreement (2013) and the Stormont House Agreement (2014). Each in different ways proposed that broader patterns and themes should be analysed. This work is particularly important as…

The Complexities of Sequencing Criminal Investigations and Information Recovery – By Louise Mallinder

  Over the last decade, efforts to develop a comprehensive approach to deal with Northern Ireland’s past have gone through several iterations including the 2009 Consultative Group on the Past (CGP) report, the 2013 draft Haass-O’Sullivan Agreement, the 2014 Stormont House Agreement, the 2015 draft Treaty establishing the Independent Commission on Information Retrieval, and the recently launched Northern Ireland…

Stand by on eamonnmallie.com for sharpening of focus on government legacy plans – Brian Rowan explains

    Last month, the Northern Ireland Office published the consultation paper: Addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland’s Past. It invites views on a structure shaped in the Stormont House talks of 2014, including a new Historical Investigations Unit (HIU) and Independent Commission on Information Retrieval (ICIR). In the period since, that agreement has become…