CAJ regularly makes submissions the Committee of Ministers on the ‘McKerr group of cases’ concerning the actions of the security forces in the 1980s and 1990s in Northern Ireland.
Our recent submissions have charted the unilateral abandonment by the UK of commitments to implement the legacy mechanisms contained within the Stormont House Agreement (SHA), and their replacement with (still) unclear proposals on information recovery set out in a Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) in March 2020.
CAJ’s latest submission to the Committee of Ministers was drafted for consideration at the 1398th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies, which took place in March 2021. It is now available via this link.
The decisions taken at the meeting in relation to the ‘McKerr group of cases’ can be found on the CoE website.
What is the Committee of Ministers?
The Committee of Ministers is the decision-making body of Europe’s leading human rights organisation, the Council of Europe. Its functions include examining the execution of judgments made by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in a series of cases in which states have been found to have committed human rights violations.