Submission: Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence
Read the Commission’s submission Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence: Follow up report on country visits
Questionnaire - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Date produced January 2021.
Below is a summary of the recommendations contained in the report.
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At the time of the final report, the new institutional set-up to address the legacy of the Troubles had been outlined in the Stormont House Agreement. It comprised an independent Historical Investigations Unit; an Independent Commission on Information Retrieval; an Oral History Archive; and an Implementation and Reconciliation Group.
With regards to these institutions,
- Has the Historical Investigations Unit been granted independence, access to information and adequate funding to avoid problems of earlier mechanisms
- Has the Implementation and Reconciliation Group been designed, staffed, funded and authorized to address the patterns, themes and structural dimensions of a conflict that cannot be properly understood or addressed as the sum of isolated cases?
- Regarding the Oral History Archive, have issues of its independence and modalities of support to guarantee access and preservation of people’s testimony been resolved?
- Have links been established between the different elements of these institutions, such as their timeline, so that they can work as a coordinated whole?
- Have measures been put in place to ensure that these institutions deliver results necessary for accounting for and redressing the past?