UK plan for Troubles amnesty breaches international obligations – Irish minister

Simon Coveney says plan would harm peace process and add ‘years of misery’ for families

  • Simon Coveney: British plans for a Troubles amnesty would breach international obligations

Ireland’s foreign minister has warned that a British government plan to bring prosecutions for killings during the Troubles to an end would breach its international obligations.

The proposals would also undoubtedly be tested in the courts and add “years of uncertainty and misery for families with no benefit”, Simon Coveney said.

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