The family of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane has lost a Supreme Court challenge over the decision not to hold a public inquiry into his killing, but won a declaration that an effective investigation into his death has not been carried out.
Wed, 27 Feb, 2019
Publication of the report by Sir Desmond de Silva QC on the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane drew a robust critique of some elements of British security forces from prime minister David Cameron in the House of Commons when he concurred with the report’s findings that “employees of the British state actively furthered and facilitated” the murder and subsequently engaged in a relentless effort to defeat the ends of justice.
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012
Desmond de Silva’s report into the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane may have added detail to what is already widely believed, but the confirmation that security forces could have intervened and saved Mr Finucane’s life still has, more than two decades later, the capacity to shock.
Thu, 13 Dec, 2012
Nigeria’s announcement that it is ready to hand over exiled Liberian warlord Charles Taylor – the first former African head of state indicted for crimes against humanity and war crimes – is a reluctant gesture that sends a powerful message to other warmongers on the continent.
Sun, 26 Mar, 2006