The High Court in Belfast has today ruled that the failure of the PSNI to produce a previously promised overriding thematic report into the 1970s Glennane series of murders is unlawful.
The available evidence shows undeniable state collusion in three of the murders and a “credible case” of collusion in at least 46 cases involving 80 killings such as to engage a duty to investigate under Article 2 ECHR.
The evidence further shows an arguable case of what human rights law would define as a ‘state practice’.
As well as breaching obligations under Article 2 of the ECHR, the Court also found that the refusal to complete the reporting process amounted to an “abuse of power” that…
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