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Amnesty’s plea to UN over legacy

A United Nations committee is to hear how the authorities here have failed to deal with the legacy of the Troubles, human rights campaigners have said.

Amnesty International said it would be raising its concerns when it gives evidence to the UN committee against torture in Geneva this week.

The organisation claimed existing mechanisms had proved inadequate in securing accountability for alleged past human rights violations and abuses.

“We are bringing our concerns to the attention of the UN in the hope that a new approach is found to address the outstanding abuses of Northern Ireland's past,” said Patrick Corrigan, Amnesty's Northern Ireland programme|director.

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