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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): The effect of paramilitary activity and organised crime on society in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
The effect of paramilitary activity and organised crime on society in Northern Ireland

Wednesday 1 February 2023

Start times: 9.00am (private) 9.30am (public)


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How does continued paramilitary activity impact victims and survivors of the Troubles? MPs examine

Paramilitary groups’ coercive control of some communities in Northern Ireland, including the influence of murals depicting those groups, will be taken up by the Committee when it hears from Troubles victims’ and survivors’ representatives.

Meeting details

At 9.30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry The effect of paramilitary activity and organised crime on society in Northern Ireland
Executive Director of Politics in Action and Member at The Stop Attacks Forum
Co-ordinator, Journey to Empowerment Programme with Invisible Traffick and Member at The Stop Attacks Forum
At 10.30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry The effect of paramilitary activity and organised crime on society in Northern Ireland
Commissioner at Commission for Victims and Survivors Northern Ireland
Chief Executive Officer at Wave Trauma Centre
Advocacy Support Manager at South East Fermanagh Foundation

The Commission for Victims and Survivors, in written evidence to the Committee, has commented that the continued presence of paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland represents the most potent threat to the wellbeing of victims and survivors of the Troubles.

Ahead of this, the Committee will take evidence from the Stop Attacks Forum, a group formed to seek an end to paramilitary violence through dialogue. It has called for the UK and Irish Governments to do more to tackle the issue in written evidence to the Committee.

Location

Room 5, Palace of Westminster

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