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Pat Finucane: Family's legal challenge set for June

A legal challenge against the government by the widow of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane will be heard in June, a judge has said. Last year, Geraldine Finucane secured the right to challenge the government's decision not to hold a public inquiry into state collusion in the killing. Mrs Finucane's lawyers...
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Council of Europe to reopen Pat Finucane murder review

The Council of Europe is to reopen its review into the 1989 murder of the Belfast solicitor Patrick Finucane, an attack found to have involved British state collusion. Finucane, who represented a number of high-profile republicans, was shot dead in front of his family by loyalist gunmen in one of the most notorious killings of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
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Pat Finucane: Murder case re-opened by Council of Europe

Europe's leading human rights body is to re-open a case on the murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane, following the UK government decision not to order a public inquiry. It follows a meeting of the Council of Europe attended by government officials of its 47 member states. The move means it...
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Council of Europe decides to reopen examination of Pat Finucane murder

The son of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane has welcomed a decision by the Council of Europe to reopen his father’s case. John Finucane, Sinn Fein MP for North Belfast, said the decision to reopen examination of the case by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) was a “hugely significant move”.
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British government must ‘step up’ on inquiry into Pat Finucane murder – Martin

The British government needs to “step up” over its obligations to hold an inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane, the Irish premier said. Taoiseach Micheal Martin, speaking to the Sunday Times in a wide-ranging interview, said the Irish side had investigated terrorist killings where collusion with security forces was suspected, and reiterated calls for Britain to reciprocate.
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