Over 30 Challenges To UK's Con...


Over 30 Challenges To UK's Controversial Legacy Act Submitted To European Court of Human Rights

Breda Forrest
Breda Forrest

09:11 22 Jan 2024

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Over 30 challenges to the UK's controversial Legacy Act have been submitted to the European Court of Human Rights.

They're on behalf of families bereaved by the Troubles, according to the Irish Times.

The law - passed by the UK Parliament last September - ends new Troubles-era cases and inquests, and offers conditional amnesty to those accused of killings.

Last week, the Irish Government lodged its own case against at the European court, arguing the act is in breach of human rights laws.

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