Thursday 15 July 2021 / 7:31 PM Louise Haigh / Northern Ireland

Louise Haigh comments on Simon Coveney remarks that amnesty proposals would breach international obligations

Louise Haigh MP, Labour’s Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, commenting on the Irish Foreign Minister, Simon Coveney’s remarks that amnesty proposals would breach international obligations, said:

“The Government have serious questions to answer over the legality of their amnesty proposals. They must publish the legal advice they have received.

“Pressing ahead with proposals which undermine the rule of law, lack the support of victims, any political party in Northern Ireland or the Irish Government, would be divisive and undermine reconciliation.

“There must be a comprehensive legacy process as outlined at Stormont House, with families able to discover the truth, through effective investigations with full police powers. Ministers must not unilaterally abandon that.”