The Irish-American Information Service (IAIS),
ON BRITISH TO INVESTIGATE COLLUSION EVIDENCE
of Justice For The Forgotten, said it was
extremely important that the report, released in Belfast
yesterday, was also launched in Dublin as exactly half of
the murders probed occurred in the Republic.
"This, for us, is a hugely significant moment, the
publication of this very important international and
impartial report," she said.
"We hope this will assist the Taoiseach in his attempt to
pressurise the British government to do something in
relation to all these cases of now clear collusion."
Professor Cassell said the British government was duty-bound
under international law to investigate the alleged state
involvement in the terrorist killings.
It was in Britain`s interests to fully investigate how "a
democracy that purports to respect the rule of law could go
so far off the rails as to have its police and army officers
involved in, according to our findings, 74 murders," he said.
After meeting Irish government officials, Professor Cassell
is to hold talks with US government representatives, the
Committee of Ministers in the Council of Europe and the
Joint Committee of Human Rights at Westminster about his
"Diplomatic pressure needs to be brought to bear," he said.
"If the British government is going to make sure that this
kind of thing doesn`t happen again, it needs to understand
how it happened this time and make sure the changes are made
to try to prevent it in the future. We are pleased with
response we have received in meetings with some officials,
but the real test will be whether the British government
finally accepts and acts on the responsibility, which in our
judgment is clear under international law, to finally do a
full examination top to bottom, including all the agencies
that may have been involved or have information."
Pat Finucane Centre, Derry, statement, 3 November 2006: INVITATION
THE LAUNCH OF THE REPORT
OF THE INDEPENDENT INTERNATIONAL PANEL
ALLEGED COLLUSION IN SECTARIAN KILLINGS IN
. . .
Irish Times/ireland.com, 6 November 2006: Garda
Castigated In Report On North Collusion
Irish American Information Service online, 6 November 2006: RUC
APPROVED AND COLLUDED IN 25 MURDERS - REPORT
2006-11-06 11:53:00.0 EST
BBC News online, 6 November 2006: Security
'Links' To Murder Plots
Ulster Television News online, 6 November 2006: US
academic shocked by report's findings
Telegraph, 7 November
2006 Collusion: PSNI
team 'not capable of getting to truth' Orde defends
cold case team after international criticism
Irish Daily Mirror, 7 November 2006: Shock
report alleges high-level collusion
Officials 'had information on 25 atrocities' RUC
& Army 'helped loyalists carry out. . 74 MURDERS
The Irish Daily
Mirror, 7 November 2006: So
The Irish Examiner, 7 November 2006: Evidence
found of British collusion in bombings
Independent, 7 November 2006: Inquiry
'shocked' at RUC collusion
The Guardian, 7 November
2006: RUC and army 'backed killers'
The Irish News,
7 November 2006: Questions haunt probe into
Democrat, 15 November 2006:'We
just want the truth' New
investigation into 1975 bombing
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