London Supreme Court to hear case for inquiry into Pat Finucane murder


Pat Finucane
Pat Finucane

source: The Irish Times
published: 26 July 2017

Murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane’s widow Geraldine has been granted permission to take a case to the London Supreme Court seeking a full public inquiry into the 1989 killing.

Her Belfast solicitors, Madden and Finucane said on Wednesday evening that a committee of Supreme Court Justices granted Ms Finucane permission to appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal that former British prime minister David Cameron was justified in reneging on a commitment given to the Finucane family, and to the Irish Government, that it would hold a public inquiry into the circumstances of Mr Finucane’s murder.

“The only way that the full truth about Pat’s murder can be firmly established, and the extent to which a policy of extra-judicial assassination of which Pat was a victim was authorised by government is by a full transparent public inquiry where witnesses and documents are subject to intense scrutiny,” the solicitors said in a statement.

“We will seek to persuade the Supreme Court at the hearing of this appeal that David Cameron acted unlawfully in refusing a public inquiry and that the court should quash his decision,” they added.

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