The UN Human Rights Council has been examining concerns related to the Northern Ireland Office’s impunity proposals. In recent months, the UK has unilaterally departed from the provisions of the 2014 Stormont House Agreement (SHA). Instead, the UK now proposes introducing legislation that would include a statute-bar on investigating conflict related incidents, along with an unconditional and unqualified amnesty for conflict related offences.
CAJ has provided a written statement to the Human Rights Council on these developments. This was submitted through the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), of which we are a member.
The full submission is available here.