Failure to investigate deaths in Northern Ireland

McKerr group v the United Kingdom (Appl. No. 28883/95)

Briefed on: 6 September 2019, and 29 November 2016

Six of these judgments, delivered in 2001-2003, concern the deaths of the applicants’ next-of-kin in Northern Ireland in the 1980s and 1990s either during security forces operations or in circumstances giving rise to suspicion of collusion with those forces. In these cases the Court found the United Kingdom in violation of its procedural obligations under Article 2 (right to life) of the Convention.

Documents from the September 2019 briefing:

Documents from the 2016 briefing:

  • Rule 9 submission by Gemma McKeown of the Committee on the Administration of Justice

  • Decision of the Committee of Ministers, December 2016

  • Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights

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