Louise Haigh – 2021 Comments on Ireland’s Statement on Amnesty Proposals

The comments made by Louise Haigh, the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on 15 July 2021.

The Government have serious questions to answer over the legality of their amnesty proposals. They must publish the legal advice they have received.

Pressing ahead with proposals which undermine the rule of law, lack the support of victims, any political party in Northern Ireland or the Irish Government, would be divisive and undermine reconciliation.

There must be a comprehensive legacy process as outlined at Stormont House, with families able to discover the truth, through effective investigations with full police powers. Ministers must not unilaterally abandon that.