Troubles Victims Commission gives evidence to NI Affairs Committee
22 June 2020
The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee hears from the Commission for Victims and Survivors Northern Ireland (CVSNI) in the first oral evidence session of its Troubles Legacy Inquiry.
- Watch Parliament TV: Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland's past: The UK Government's New Proposals
- Inquiry: Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland's past: The UK Government's New Proposals
- Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
Wednesday 24 June - remote participation by witnesses and Members of the Committee
- Judith Thompson, Commissioner for Victims and Survivors Northern Ireland
- Mary Moreland, member of the Victims and Survivors' Forum
- Emmett McConomy, member of the Victims and Survivors' Forum
The Inquiry begins two months after the UK Government outlined new proposals on tackling the legacy of the Troubles in a statement to the House of Commons. The proposals include significant departures from the 2014 Stormont House Agreement, the previous attempt to tackle the issue before March's statement.
Purpose of the session
The CVSNI panel, headed by Victims' Commissioner Judith Thompson, is expected to be asked about their view on the UK Government's new legacy proposals including;
- Engagement with UK Government in their formation;
- the proposed merging of information recovery and investigative aspects outlined in the Stormont House Agreement into one institution in the new Government approach; and
- The proposed investigative process