‘A request to the European Court must be lodged within the next two weeks. The clock is ticking’ - Colm O’Gorman
Allegations that the UK government sanctioned the use of torture and ill-treatment in Northern Ireland in the 1970s should be re-examined by the European Court of Human Rights and subject to a new independent investigation.
That is the call from Amnesty International, which is urging the Irish government to request a re-opening of the landmark 1978 Ireland v UK judgment involving the torture and ill-treatment of the 14 so-called ‘hooded men’, who were interned in Northern Ireland in 1971.
The call was supported by the ‘hooded men’ at an Amnesty International press conference in Dublin this morning.