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Lack of money shouldn't mean state 'immunity' over Troubles deaths, court hears

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Police Ombudsman Marie Anderson

Police Ombudsman Marie Anderson

Police Ombudsman Marie Anderson

Resource issues should not give the State "impunity" from ensuring the Police Ombudsman can fulfil a legal duty to investigate controversial Troubles killings, the High Court heard today.

Lawyers for the widow of one of three IRA men shot dead by the SAS claimed a systemic lack of funding for the watchdog amounted to a breach of her human rights.

Gerard Harte, his brother Martin, and Brian Mullan died in an ambush at Drumnakilly, Co Tyrone in 1988.


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