Ireland launches legal challenge against UK’s Northern Ireland Legacy Bill

The Irish government is to bring a legal case against the UK under the European Convention on Human Rights.
The inter-state case is over the UK’s decision to bring in the Northern Ireland Troubles Legacy Act, deputy premier Micheal Martin has confirmed.

Mr Martin said: “This decision was taken after much thought and careful consideration.
“I regret that we find ourselves in a position where such a choice had to be made.
“However, the decision by the British government not to proceed with the 2014 Stormont House Agreement and instead pursue legislation unilaterally, without effective engagement with the legitimate concerns that we, and many others, raised left us with few options.

“The British government removed the political option, and has left us only this legal avenue.”

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