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Northern Ireland: Those who condoned or authorized use of torture must be held accountable

Headline Title:  Northern Ireland: Those who condoned or authorized use of torture must be held accountable 05 June 2014 Allegations aired last night in a documentary by Irish state broadcaster RTÉ that the UK Government sanctioned the use of torture in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, and failed to disclose relevant evidence to the European Court of Human Rights, underline the failure to deliver a comprehensive mechanism to deal with the past, said Amnesty International. In 1971, Ireland took the first inter-state case to come before the European Court on Human Rights, alleging…

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