Peter Madden responds to High Court judgment in the Finucane legal challenge

Pat Finucane (1949-1989)

Pat Finucane (1949-1989)

Peter Madden responds to High Court judgment in the Finucane legal challenge:

“This morning Mr Justice Stephens emphasised the continuing non-compliance with Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights of successive British Governments and its state agencies.

“The judge referred to the state’s involvement in Pat’s murder, the collusion associated with it together with the obstruction of the investigations into the murder by John Stevens amounting to the most ‘conspicuously glaring and flagrant breach’ of Pat’s right to life.

“We will be considering carefully the complex 78 page judgment and re-dedicating ourselves to securing public accountability of those responsible for Pat’s murder and to achieve justice for Pat and his family.”